Des Moines Community Playhouse's Play Reading Series Continues with TRIBES, 11/11
The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series continues on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:00 PM with Nina Raine's "Tribes." The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase.
"Tribes" highlights the story of Billy, a deaf man, raised without knowledge of sign language. When Billy meets Sylvia, a woman with deaf parents who is also going deaf, she teaches him sign language and together they learn about the "extended family" of the deaf community. Raine's touching story is the winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, 2012 New York Theatre Critics Circle Award and the 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award - Best Play.
The play reading series is held one night each month on the stage in the theatre's upper lobby. Actors read from scripts; there are no costumes or scenery pieces. "Tribes" is a script that is being considered for the 2013-14 Playhouse season. The audience will be asked for their feedback on the script following the reading.
The next script reading will be "A Small Fire" by Adam Bock on Dec. 2.
The Playhouse is Iowa's oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.