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This edition: Meet "The Humans"

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 15, 2016.

First aired: May 7, 2016.

Playwright Stephen Karam, and actors Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell and Cassie Beck discuss Karam's new play "The Humans," now on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The drama, a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist, focuses on a family in crisis on several different fronts. They are confronting unemployment, scandal, dementia and cancer, yet they have come together on Thanksgiving to affirm and celebrate their solidarity. In what playwright Karam aptly terms, "a genre collision play," their time together moves from humorous bantering into a moving and eerie climax that has brought the play raves from all the critics.

Guest List

Cassie Beck Actress, “The Humans”

Reed Birney Actor, “The Humans”

Jayne Houdyshell Actress, “The Humans”

Stephen Karam Playwright, “The Humans”

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