The Humans is a one-act play written by Stephen Karam. The play opened on Broadway in after an engagement Off-Broadway in The Humans was a. The Humans is a one-act play written by Stephen Karam. The play opened on Broadway in after an engagement Off-Broadway in The Humans was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won the Tony Award for Best Play. “THE HUMANS explores, across an enthralling spectrum of ups and downs, what being a family is all about.” —The Washington Post. “Great plays are usually great. Filled with equal parts humor and hurt, The Humans is a Tony-award winning play from popular playwright Stephen Karam (Speech and Debate). SYNOPSIS: After a sleepless night, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's new apartment. The Tony-winning play offers a master class in naturalistic acting. The cast of The Humans, directed by Joe Mantello, at the Ahmanson. The Humans (Original, Play, Broadway) opened in New York City and played through . THE HUMANS. By STEPHEN KARAM Directed by JOE MANTELLO. Running time: 1 HOUR 35 MINUTES WITH NO INTERVAL. £10 - £40 (See ticket information). 'The Best Play. Stephen Karam's blisteringly funny and bruisingly sad drama, The Humans, is a stunning portrayal of the human condition; a family at its best. The hopes and fears of each generation – and the American middle class – are revealed in this Tony® Award -winning Best Play that The New York Times hailed.