Tribes

March 8 – 30, 2014 (Mainstage)
By Nina Raine
Directed by Stuart Carden
Co-produced with Philadelphia Theatre Company

Verbal jabs fly in this stirring new play about Billy, a deaf twenty-something who is adept at lipreading the brash discourse of his hearing family. It’s tough to get a word in edgewise around the dinner table, but when Billy falls for Sylvia, a woman who’s losing her hearing, everyone is forced to learn a lesson about listening.

VIDEO

ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?

Boasting rave reviews and sold-out, extended runs in New York and London, Tribes is a sharp and very funny play about family, relationships, and the power and limitations of communication. Click to view the preview video!

PHOTOS

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(L-R) Tad Cooley, Amanda Kearns, Robin Abramson, John Judd, Laurie Klatscher, and Alex Hoeffler. Click on gallery to view more Tribes photos by Mark Gavin.

PRESS

WHY ‘TRIBES’ MIGHT BE THE PLAY OF THE YEAR

Published: March 16, 2014

Entertainment Central Pittsburgh >

 

ACCLAIMED ‘TRIBES’ COMES TO CITY THEATRE AS A…

Published: March 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette >

 

CITY THEATRE’S ‘TRIBES’ EXPLORES HOW FAMILIES LISTEN

Published: March 5, 2014

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review >

 

‘TRIBES’

Published: February 6, 2014

Philadelphia City Paper >

 

‘TRIBES’ AND THE ALL-CONSUMING POWER OF WORDS

Published: January 31, 2014

WHYY (Philadelphia) >

 

‘TRIBES,’ AN UNEXPECTEDLY POWERFUL FAMILY DRAMA

Published: January 31, 2014

The Philadelphia Inquirer >

THE PLAYWRIGHT

NINA RAINE

Nina Raine began her career as a trainee director at the Royal Court Theatre after graduating from Oxford. She dramaturged and directed Unprotected at the Liverpool Everyman (TMA Best Director Award, Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award). Her debut play, Rabbit, premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2006 and transferred to the West End before going to Newmore >

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

CAST

Robin Abramson (Ruth)

Tad Cooley (Billy)

Alex Hoeffler (Daniel)

John Judd (Christopher)

Amanda Kearns (Sylvia)

Laurie Klatscher (Beth)

CREATIVE TEAM

Stuart Carden (Director)

Narelle Sissons (Scenic)

Janus Stefanowicz (Costume)

Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting)

Mike Tutaj (Sound/Projection)

Melanie Julian (Dialect Coach)

Carrie Chapter (Dramaturgy)

Patti Kelly (Stage Manager)

Stuart Howard & Paul Hardt (Casting)

ACCESS SERVICES

For information about access services, including ASL interpreted peformances, open captioning, and audio description, click here >

TICKET PRICING

REGULAR ADMISSION

$35-$60

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.

 

$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

 

Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID.

SENIORS AGE 62 AND OLDER

$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Kari Shaffer, Box Office Manager, by email or by calling 412.431.4400 x286.

MILITARY FAMILIES

As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >

ADDITIONAL INFO

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission

CONTENT

Contains adult language. Cigarette smoking will be used during this performance.

PLAY ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN

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