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Thanksgiving chaos ensues in 'Humans' play

Oct 17, 2019
Photo by: Leah Bannister From left, Christine West, Bart Shattuck and Katie Glessner (in distance) rehearse "The Humans."

BELFAST — Midcoast Actors’ Studio proudly presents “The Humans” by Stephen Karam running Oct. 25 through 27 and Nov. 1 though 3 at The Crosby Center, 96 Church St. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students, available at the door a half hour before showtime.

Humor and hurt are dished out in equal measure at Thanksgiving dinner in this Tony Award-winning, one-act play. Erik Blake has brought his wife and his mother for Thanksgiving at the new home of his daughter and her boyfriend. His mother is suffering from dementia, and his other daughter Aimee has recently been the victim of a nasty breakup. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point.

“The Humans” is directed by Erik Perkins. The cast includes Bart Shattuck, Jeralyn Shattuck, Katie Glessner, Danielle Bannister, Rob Bywater and Christine West.

Following the Oct. 27 matinee, Midcoast Actors’ Studio will host a Q&A discussion on the topic of “Dementia/Alzheimer’s Patients, Caregivers, and their Family” to be presented by Sara Grant, LMSW, MHRT/C, Aging and Disability Resources Manager with Spectrum Generations.

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