Performances begin for Nina Raine’s Tribes, starring Mare Winningham and Jeff Perry, at off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by David Cromer, the production is set to officially open on March 4.
The play follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside the fiercely idiosyncratic and unrepentantly politically incorrect cocoon of his home of his parents' house. 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 meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.
The cast of Tribes also includes Will Brill (Our Town), Russell Harvard (There Will Be Blood), Susan Pourfar (In the Wake) and Gayle Rankin (The Illusion).