January 24 through February 23

by Nina Raine
directed by Stuart Carden


Billy is a young deaf man living silently among his loud, intellectually elite and fiercely opinionated family who talk a lot, but don’t listen very well. He has adapted brilliantly to his hearing family’s unconventional ways, but they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until he falls in love with Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he fully appreciates what it means to be understood.

A fine cast keeps the play crackling with energy! – City Paper

TRIBES comes at you with great power, a superbly rendered version of the smartest new play I’ve seen in years. – WHYY

An unexpectedly powerful family drama. – Philadelphia Inquirer

A play that bursts with life and energy. – WHYY

Tad Cooley in a one-of-a-kind performance. – Philadelphia Inquirer

The best-written, best-plotted, most daring, and funniest
new play in recent years.
– Wall Street Journal

A stimulating, smart and important play – Chicago Tribune

Go see TRIBES as soon as you can! – Wall Street Journal

Tribes runs with one intermission; running time: 2 hours 10 minutes

TRIBES in rehearsal

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