Anson Mount '98 Performs in 'Mankind', Written By Robert O'Hara '96
December 4, 2017
Mankind, written and directed by Robert O'Hara ‘96 and featuring Anson Mount ‘98, will be running from December 15th through January 28th at Playwrights Horizons. The play follows the story of Mark and Jason, a couple dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.
“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 eff everything up soars to new heights,” according to the theatre's website. In the words of Tim Sanford, Artistic Director of Playwrights Horizons, “it’s starting premise, a world without women takes dead aim at misogyny, but before you know it, its target starts shifting. Now we’re looking at fascism, then religion, then human nature itself. Its canvas keeps expanding”
O'Hara's work has been recently critically acclaimed. "When playwright Robert O’Hara writes comedy, outrageousness is a given," according to the Los Angeles Times review of Geffen Playhouse's production of Barbecue, written by O'Hara.
"Robert O'Hara reveals an important asset for a playwright to make his mark: fearlessness," The New York Times wrote of Bootycandy, also written and directed by the Columbia graduate.
Mankind is Anson Mount's debut with Playwrights Horizons. Mount has an extensive career on Television: Hell on Wheels, Marvel’s Inhumans, Conviction, Line of Fire, Third Watch, Off-Broadway: Three Sisters, Mourning Becomes Electra, Elle, Corpus Christi, Cymbeline, and Film: Mr. Right, The Forger, Non-Stop, Supremacy, Cook County, Tully, City by the Sea.