"Good god, this was an amazing play. Thank you so much for doing it." —Jordon, via Facebook
May 28 - June 22. Tickets at everymantheatre.org.
By Nina Raine
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi
What the critics are saying:
"A stunning production that goes straight to the heart. John McGinty is astounding. Megan Anderson is electrifying, an irresistible force of nature who pulls you in with her clear-eyed composure."
—DC Theatre Scene
"Compelling... Just try to stop the lump from forming in your throat when, in Act 2, McGinty deliver's Billy's impassioned message through signing."
"Incredible....An important play for Everyman and Baltimore audiences and should not be missed."
—MD Theatre Guide
"Gripping and heart-warming...the acting in the production is superb. McGinty gives a stupendous performance. Anderson's portrayal of Sylvia is exceptional. A moving experience well worth seeing."
—DC Metro Theater Arts
Billy is a young man who lives with an intellectual, chaotic and sharp-tongued family. Arguments and insults regularly fly around the dinner table, all while Billy silently watches the scene unfold - he has been deaf since birth. He has managed to adapt to his family's unconventional ways, but they've never really returned the favor. His world is turned upside down when he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the cusp of deafness herself. Fresh out of London and New York, and winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes is the hysterical and touching coming-of-age story about the struggle for self-identity and what it truly means to be understood.