‘The Humans’ to be performed at Historic Homestake Opera House 

LEAD — The Gold Camp Players (GCP) community theater at Historic Homestake Opera House (HHOH) announces the performances for Stephen Karam’s Tony Award-winning dark comedy play, “The Humans” on March 22-24 and March 29-31, 2019. Friday and Saturday shows will start at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m.

“The Humans” is directed by Rob Andresen and Assistant Director is Sierra Ward. Set design/build is by Joel Edgar. Stage Manager is Sherry Bea Smith, and Phelan Scherer is lights/sound technician.

“The play doesn’t necessarily lay out the storyline from start to finish,” said Andresen. “The play makes each person in the audience think for themselves, to create why and what happens by using their imagination.”

“The Humans” is filled with equal parts humor and hurt and tells the story of the quintessential family reunion-a group of people who love each other but still wrestle with basic humans fears: Old age, abandonment, poverty, and death. Breaking with tradition, Irish-American Erik Blake (Moses Ward) has brought his wife, Deidre (LeeAnn Paananen) and his mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”, played by Diana Mathisrud) for Thanksgiving to the new home of his daughter Brigid (Laura Floyd) and her boyfriend (Dustin Floyd) in lower Manhattan. His mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee (Lindsey Lothrop) has recently been the victim of a nasty breakup. The parents are disappointed that their daughters have left home to struggle in New York City, and worried the daughters are abandoning their values. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for HHOH members, and $5 for students (6-17). Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online in advance of performances at www.homestakeoperahouse.org.

The HHOH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to returning the building to productive use for the enrichment of the community and to provide educational and cultural opportunities for generations to come.

For more information or how to volunteer at this event, contact the HHOH office at 584-2067 or visit HomestakeOperaHouse.org.

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