Tribes, written by Nina Raine and directed by David Young, hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 in the Black Box Theatre in the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion.
The play focuses on Billy, whose hearing impairment doesn’t prevent him from hearing the arguments, criticisms and inside jokes of his unconventionally quirky parents. When he meets Sylvia, who teaches him sign language and opens his eyes to new perspectives, Billy realizes his culture and values don’t have to derive solely from his immediate family — but also from his extended family of the deaf community. A smart, lively, challenging play that questions forms of listening and wanting to be heard.
The production runs from March 14 to March 23, 2014. The schedule is March 14-15 and March 18-22 at 7:30 p.m. and March 16 & 23 at 2:00 p.m. To learn more about this and other upcoming School of Theatre + Dance productions, please click here. To purchase tickets, please click here.