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First Look at Robert O'Hara's Dystopian Mankind

The world premiere play is now running at Playwrights Horizons.

Bobby Moreno
Bobby Moreno stars in Robert O'Hara's new play Mankind at Playwrights Horizons.
(© Joan Marcus)

Mankind, a new play written and directed by Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, Barbecue), has released photos from its world premiere production at Playwrights Horizons. The show began previews on December 15 in advance of a January 8, 2018, opening and is set to run through January 28.

 Anson Mount & Bobby Moreno
Anson Mount and Bobby Moreno take the stage in Mankind.
(© Joan Marcus)

The cast features André De Shields (The Wiz), Bobby Moreno (Lazarus), Anson Mount (Marvel's Inhumans), Stephen Schnetzer (Oslo), Ariel Shafir (Orange Is the New Black), and David Ryan Smith (One Man, Two Guvnors).

André De Shields
André De Shields is featured in the Playwrights Horizons world premiere.
(© Joan Marcus)

In the play, "Mark (Mount) and Jason (Moreno) 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."

Ariel Shafir, Anson Mount, Bobby Moreno & David Ryan Smith
Ariel Shafir, Anson Mount, Bobby Moreno, and David Ryan Smith share a scene.
(© Joan Marcus)

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