Our friends at Seattle Public Library put together a reading list just for our production, with plenty of titles to feed your interest before and after the show.
To view a full annotated list and place holds on items visit
Seattle Public Library’s website.
The script of THE HUMANS, for your reading pleasure.
Three adult siblings gather at their father’s deathbed as a storm is poised to hit the East Coast. Through crisis, they reevaluate the past and the present to salvage their family and themselves.
Frank Bascombe faces down the impending Thanksgiving with dread as he grapples with prostate cancer and strained relationships with his grown children.
Home for the Holidays
DVD - 2001
In this holiday classic directed by Jodie Foster, dramas and conflicts emerge at a Thanksgiving gathering in Baltimore.
Ten years after the 9/11 death of youngest son Bobby, the Irish-Italian American Amendola family struggles to move on but they are buffeted by each other as they gather for Bobby Jr.’s birthday.
The Blessings are a large close-knit Irish Catholic family in the Philadelphia area, whose family bonds are forever altered when John Blessing dies, leaving behind a young widow and two children.
O’Nan captures the struggles and triumphs of the working class and the ways in which co-workers become family in a novel about the final night of a Red Lobster restaurant in Connecticut.
Pieces of April
DVD - 2004
April, the misfit daughter, invites her family to her dilapidated New York apartment for Thanksgiving, possibly the last for her mother who is ill with cancer.
From a working-class Irish upbringing in Queens to six decades as a wife, mother, nursing administrator and caretaker, Eileen Tumulty never gave up on her dreams of a better life.
When a Jewish family sits shiva, they are locked together for a full seven days to honor the dead. This bittersweet novel captures how familial love and affection can look a lot like anger and exasperation.
Through the lens of an African American family’s attempt at the American dream, Watts crystallizes how families struggle to keep heart and soul together as they strive to realize their personal goals while uplifting the entire clan.