Mankind

Playwrights Horizons continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with the world premiere of Mankind, a new comedy written and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara.

Performances take place on the Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
8 images
About Mankind:

Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O’Hara's audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future – one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment – where man's capacity to f**k everything up soars to new heights.

By:
Robert O'Hara
Producer:
Playwrights Horizons
Director:
Robert O'Hara
Lighting:
Alex Jainchill
Sound:
Lindsay Jones
Design:
Clint Ramos
Costume:
Dede M. Ayite
Cast list:
André De Shields (as Jason’s Father and others), Bobby Moreno (as Jason), Anson Mount (as Mark), Stephen Schnetzer (as Mark’s Father and others), Ariel Shafir (as Detective and others), and David Ryan Smith (as OBGYN and others)
Other info:
Video Design by Jeff Sugg
Mankind Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
December 15, 2017
Opening date: 
January 8, 2018
Closes: 
January 28, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2:30pm8pm
Sunday2:30pm7:30pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our Mankind Review

Mankind, a new play written and directed by Robert O’Hara at Playwrights Horizons, is a satire. The play and the species, which is Mr. O’Hara’s point. You could also say it’s a farce and a tragedy on alternate days, but let’s go along for Mr. O’Hara’s ride. Actually, his disdain does not fall on the species as a whole, but on men in particular, as the leading cause of stupidity, and moral and... Read more