Oct. 17-20 & 24-27
Lean Ensemble Theater launches its boldest season yet with Stephen Karam’s award-winning “The Humans.” This 2016 Tony Award and Drama Desk Winner for Best Play is an intimate look at Thanksgiving dinner with a modern American family — a glimpse that is searingly funny and painfully troubled.
Brigid and Richard have moved into a shabby two-floor apartment in New York’s Chinatown just in time to cook up Thanksgiving dinner for Brigid’s Scranton relatives. As her mother, father, sister and grandma pass the turkey, food becomes fuel for laughs and arguments. Among the side dishes are fears, real and imagined.
Directed by Lean Ensemble’s Peggy Trecker White, the play features Jerry Durkin, Taylor Harvey, Sheila Kadra and ensemble members Amanda Sox, Blake White and Mimi Wyche.
Talkbacks moderated by Jenn McEwen, Hilton Head’s culture and arts network director, follow each performance.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. October 17-19 and 24-26, with matinees at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27, at Hilton Head Preparatory School’s Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. Tickets $40 and $15 for students and active-duty military. Group rates are available. For more information, call 843-715-6676 or go to www.leanensemble.org.