The Atlanta premiere of the Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Humans will be staged in downtown Atlanta, as Theatrical Outfit brings the Stephen Karam play to its newly renovated Balzer Theater at Herren’s.

The show will run May 31 to June 25.

Directed by Matt Torney, The Humans has some of Atlanta’s most talented actors in its cast, including Lala Cochran, Allan Edwards, Susan Shalhoub Larkin, Maggie Larson, Rhyn McLemore and Tamil Periasamy.

The play takes a hopeful, heartbreaking, and humorous look at the decline of the American middle class, and one family’s hopes and fears.

“We are thrilled to conclude the season with one of the most brilliant plays written so far in the 21st Century,” said Matt Torney, Theatrical Outfit’s artistic director. “The Humans has won accolades from coast to coast, and it’s easy to see why. The story resonates deeply with audiences, and the sometimes-surreal atmosphere of the play leaves us with powerful images of both loneliness and familial love. The play reminds us that we do not face our struggles alone and can find hope and resilience in our humanity.”

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Photo: Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning play opens in Atlanta.