In a future where women are extinct, a male couple deals with an unplanned pregnancy in the world premiere of a new comedy from two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara.
The Off-Broadway production of Mankind closed January 28, 2018. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: 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.
Playwright Robert O'Hara's works include "Insurrection: Holding History," "Barbecue," "Bella: An American Tall Tale" and "Bootycandy," which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Drama and was named a New York Times "Critic's Pick" during it's Off Broadway run. O'Hara has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obie Awards, and the Oppenheimer Award.
The cast of "Mankind" features Two-time Tony Award nominee and Emmy and Obie Award winner André De Shields ("The Wiz," "Ain't Misbehavin’", "The Full Monty"), Bobby Moreno, Anson Mount, Stephen Schnetzer, Ariel Shafir and David Ryan Smith. Robert O'Hara also directs.
What's Playwrights Horizons? PH is a long-running Off-Broadway theatre on West 42nd that develops new plays by both veteran scribes and folks just off the radish truck (admittedly, the radish truck might have made a stop at an MFA playwriting program). The shows are produced in the company's state-of-the-art venues on West 42nd Street, with production standards equal to the best of Off-Broadway....generally, nothing too conceptual or provocative, just interesting plays, well rendered. More here.