Memphis’ Professional Resident Theatre Company’s Circuit Playhouse stage begins the 51st season with the regional premier of:
By Stephen Karam
August 23 – September 8
The Circuit Playhouse
51 South Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Art and Nancy Graesser and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is proud to present the regional premiere addressing the generational shifts and pressures of family.
Thanksgiving in a run-down, Chinatown apartment isn’t the usual setting for the Blake family. But Brigid and new boyfriend Richard insist. A family get together is a great time to reconnect with those you love – or complain about religion, career choices, and why you spend money on organic vegetable smoothies. For this family, it is somewhere in between.
Eugart Yerian for Lifetime Achievement winner, Tony Isbell (For Peter Pan on the 70th Birthday, Red) directs an all-star cast in this new work, winner of 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. Resident Company member Brooke Papritz (1984, Significant Other), leads an ensemble cast as Brigid. Sister, Aimee Blake is played by Lena Wallace Black (Victory Blues). Returning to the Circuit stage is Barclay Roberts (God of Carnage, Country House), as the girls’ father, Erik Blake. Playhouse on the Square “original” Jo Lynne Palmer (Picnic, The Exonerated), brings life to the role of Momo.
Full cast list for The Humans is as follows:
Aimee Blake – Lena Wallace Black
Richard Saad – Steven Burk
“Momo” Blake – Jo Lynne Palmer
Brigid Blake – Brooke Papritz
Erik Blake – Barclay Roberts
Deirdre Blake – Christina Wellford Scott
Directed by: Tony Isbell
Production Manager/Technical Director – Phillip Hughen
Stage Manager – Abby Teel
Costume Designer – Lindsay Schmeling
Lighting Designer – Terry Eikleberry
Scenic Designer – TBA
Sound Designer – Carter McHann
Performances will run Thursday – Saturday 8:00 pm curtain and with 2:00 pm curtain on Sunday. For tickets, call the Box Office at (901) 726-4656 or visit our website www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Group rates are also available. Follow on social media using #HumansofMemphis
Special ticket pricing for opening weekend $27. Pay What You Can performance, sponsored by Arts First and the First Tennessee Foundation is August 29th.
For questions and booking, please contact Playhouse on the Square Director of Community Relations, Marcus Cox (901) 937-6496.