Billy, a young deaf man who's been lip-reading all his life to fit in with his hearing family, meets a young woman who's losing her hearing. She shows him a new way to connect: sign language. Billy searches for family acceptance as he delves into the deaf community -- a quest that sparks both funny and fierce tensions at home. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes is a scintillating contemporary drama that grapples with the significance of language and the urge to belong, asking us "to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech" (The New York Times). This new production at Pear Theatre in Mountain View follows triumphant productions off-Broadway, at London's Royal Court and at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
This production is recommended for ages 13 and older.
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