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Tribes, Barrow Street Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Barrow Street Theatre

27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014

2hrs. 15mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
Jan 20, 2013
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What Is the Story of Tribes?
Tribes centers around a British couple and their three adult children—Daniel, Billy and Ruth, all of whom live at home. While the family engages in loud, heated and often politically incorrect debates around the dinner table, Billy, who is deaf from birth but has learned to read lips, tries desperately to catch up on the conversation. But because he can’t pick up the intricacies of the dialogue, Billy feels isolated and lonely. When he falls in love with Sylvia, a deaf woman who teaches him sign language, he learns an entirely new way to communicate his feelings, creating turmoil and confusion for his family.