On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, The Human Race presented what would become the last performance of our previous season. The next day, the country shut down due to the pandemic. It has been a year of sacrifice and uncertainty for all of us. But all the while we looked forward to getting back to our normal lives. Thankfully, we are planning that comeback for you right now. And while it promises to be anything but normal, it will be the kind of unique theatrical experience you have come to expect from “Dayton’s own professional theatre company.”
Our restart includes much consideration on doing so safely for our artists and our audience, and being fiscally responsible. You’ll see some changes in line-up that allow us to bring back shows that you selected last year but were postponed due to COVID-19. While the first couple of shows will be virtual only, we will monitor the local, state and federal guidelines to determine the safest time to bring you back to the Loft Theatre.
- If you are a full 5-Show Loft subscriber, you will not miss a single show whether it is virtual or live!
- If you are a 4-Show or 3-Show Loft subscriber, you still have the ability to select the shows that satisfy both your interest and your schedule.
- Everyone should contact DAYTONLIVE Tickets at 937-228-3630 after April 15th to confirm your regular ticket date or to make any adjustments.
- Single tickets for the first two shows are available to stream at https://livestream.broadwayondemand.com/human-race/
The five upcoming “Dayton Premieres” make up the Loft Theatre season package.
We look forward to seeing you back in the theatre soon. Until then, we hope you enjoy the creative transfer of our theatre to your home theater as we celebrate 35 years!
Thanks for being part of The Human Race family!
Kappy Kilburn Kevin Moore
Executive Director Artistic Director & Founding Member
The Human Race DAYTON PREMIERES season at the Loft Theatre.
NOW AND THEN by Sean Grennan
April 28 – May 9, 2021 (Streaming only on Broadway on Demand)
Sometimes what happens after last-call just might change your life forever. One night in 1981, just as Jamie is closing the bar where he works, a desperate last-minute customer offers him and his girlfriend Abby two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him. Who wouldn’t take it? The young couple begins to realize that this older man is unusually invested in their choices…and the reason he gives is completely unbelievable. But when a very displeased second stranger arrives, the unbelievable begins to look like it just might be true. Now and Then is a heartfelt romantic comedy about the choices we make, and the people who make them with us.
THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson
June 23 – July 4, 2021 (Streaming only on Broadway on Demand)
Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, but feeling a bit like Sex and the City circa 1793 Paris. Charlotte Corday (assassin), Olympe de Gouges (playwright), Marie Antoinette (former queen), and Marianne Angelle (Haitian rebel) are all committed to finding Equality for Women while trying to figure out what it means to be “revolutionary.” This grand and zany comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world without losing our heads.
LOOPED by Matthew Lombardo
August 5 – 22, 2021 (LIVE at the Loft Theatre)
Based on a real event, which has been the subject of gossip for years in Hollywood, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead, well-known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit, returns to the studio to redub — or loop — one line of dialogue for her last movie, Die! Die! My Darling! Bankhead’s outsized personality dominates the young, frustrated film editor who is knocked for a loop by the tempestuous stage and screen icon.
AIRNESS by Chelsea Marcantel
October 21 – November 7, 2021 (LIVE at the Loft Theatre)
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself.
EVERYTHING THAT’S BEAUTIFUL by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
February 17 – March 6, 2022 (LIVE at the Loft Theatre)
When Luke and Jess decide to allow their 8-year-old Morgan, who was assigned male at birth, to identify as female, they relocate in order to give the family a clean start. Luke takes a job at the local waterpark, where he meets Gaby, the girl in the mermaid tank. With money tight, Jess starts working at a local coffee shop where she meets Will. These new relationships provide an escape from an already complicated family life. But when an accident threatens to expose the truth about Morgan, tensions run high. Luke finally admits the real reason they moved, a confession that could potentially destroy their family. Faced with losing his child and his family, Luke must decide what’s worth fighting for.
HOLIDAY ADD-ON PRODUCTION
WHO’S HOLIDAY by Matthew Lombardo
December 2 – 19, 2021 (LIVE at the Loft Theatre)
Our special holiday show is a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken.
You saw her last when she was just two,
Celebrate the holidays with Cindy Lou Who.
Pull up a seat and fill up your cup,
‘Cause your favorite little Who is all grown up.
A special Subscriber ONLY price of $30 for any seat is available to Human Race subscribers through August 22, 2021.
Two productions previously announced – Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend – are currently planned for the spring of 2022. More information will be available later in the year.
**ALL TITLES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
+Resident Artist of The Human Race Theatre Company.