Photo Flash: First Look at Berkeley Rep's TRIBES
Berkeley Repertory Theatre's TRIBES runs through Sunday, May 18, 2014. The the critically acclaimed family drama by Nina Raine is directed by Jonathan Moscone. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
The play follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and be heard.
Tribes had its world premiere in 2010 at the Royal Court Theatre and its North American premiere off Broadway at theBarrow Street Theatre in 2012, where it won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. It has since played throughout the country, sweeping critics and audiences off their feet.
Tribes start previews Friday, April 11, opens on April 16, and now closes on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Open-captioned performances for Tribes will take place Thursday, May 8 at 8 PM; Friday, May 9 at 8 PM; and Sunday, May 11 at 2 PM. Berkeley Rep is also proud to offer three American Sign Language-interpreted performances on Saturday, May 3 at 8 PM, Saturday, May 10 at 2 PM, and Tuesday, May 13 at 8 PM. For more information or to reserve seats, visit www.berkeleyrep.org or call 510 647-2949, Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 7 PM.
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Paul Whitworth (Christopher) and Anita Carey (Beth)