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The Humans Is a Wrenching Play That Tries Hard to Say Something About the Death of the American Dream (and Succeeds)

A review of Stephen Karam's play The Humans at Seattle Rep. by Sean Nelson E verything people love and hate about plays is perfectly exemplified by Stephen Karam's The Humans, which was a hit on and off Broadway and opened at the Seattle Rep last week. On the plus side: It's an intimate, insightful, involving piece of domestic drama, a textbook for accurate and eloquent stage design, and a showcase for fantastic performances by the entire ensemble cast, led by Pamela Reed, Richard Thomas, and a standout Therese Plaehn.
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