TRIBES by Nina Raine

September 3 – October 5, 2014  calendar
A Sacramento Premiere  
Directed by Jonathan Williams


The Wall Street Journal calls Tribes “the best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring—and funniest—new play in recent years. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes has received critical acclaim in both the US and UK. In Tribes, Billy, who is deaf, is the only one who actually listens in his idiosyncratic, fiercely argumentative bohemian family. But when he meets Sylvia, who is going deaf, he decides he finally wants to be heard. With sharp dialogue and compassionate insights, Nina Raine crafts a penetrating play about belonging, family and the limitations of communication.


Featuring Brittni Barger*, Stephen Drabicki*, Elizabeth Holzman, Benjamin T. Ismail, Jamie Jones* and Lol Levy*

*Member Actors Equity Association

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“Director Jonathan Williams surely frames the promise of Raine’s play, which cleverly unravels the notions of how we communicate and what we take for granted.”

“Drabicki offers a wonderful portrait of young man discovering a range of expression and emotions.”

“The performances are uniformly deft and moving throughout.”

“[Brittni] Barger is exquisite as the complex Sylvia.”


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