SpeakEasy Stage Extends TRIBES Through 10/19
By popular demand, SpeakEasy Stage Company is adding one additional week of performances to its acclaimed New England premiere production of TRIBES by Nina Raine.
All of the original cast members: Adrianne Krstansky, Kathryn Myles, Nael Nacer, Patrick Shea, Erica Spyres, and deaf actor James Caverly will continue with the production, which will now absolutely close after the performances on Saturday, October 19.
Tickets for these new dates go on sale this Friday, Oct. 4 at 9am online and noon for phone or walk-up sales. Ticket prices are from $25.
SpeakEasy also recently added a third ASL performance of TRIBES on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3PM. Deaf Patrons seeking seats in view of the interpreters for this performance should call the SpeakEasy office at 617-482-3279 or email RyanBegan@SpeakEasyStage.com.
A 2011 Olivier nominee for Best Play and winner of the 2012 Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance Awards for Best Play, TRIBES is a penetrating new play about family, belonging, and communication. Born deaf into a fiercely intellectual and opinionated British family, Billy was pushed to assimilate into the hearing world as best he could by reading lips and staying out of the way. But when a young woman introduces him to the Deaf community, Billy decides it is time his family learns to communicate with him on his terms.
TRIBES was written by British playwright and director Nina Raine, daughter of poet Craig Raine, and grand niece of Russian novelist Boris Pasternak. Ms. Raine's debut play Rabbit earned her the 2006 Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award as well as the 2006 (London) Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. She is also the author of Tiger Country, the premiere of which she also directed for London's Hampstead Theatre in 2011.
Veteran Boston director M. Bevin O'Gara directed this area-premiere production of TRIBES. This is Ms. O'Gara' third directing project featuring deaf characters, the other two being Clybourne Park for SpeakEasy Stage and Love Person for Company One.
The design team for the SpeakEasy production of TRIBES is Cristina Todesco (scenic); Mary Lauve (costumes); Annie Wiegand (lighting); Garrett Herzig (projections); and Arshan Gailus (sound). Adele Nadine Traub is the Production Stage Manager.
Ticket prices start at $25 and there are discounts for students, seniors, and persons age 25 and under. For tickets or more information, the public is invited to call the box-office 617.933.8600 or visit www.SpeakEasyStage.com.