May 28, 2014 - June 22, 2014
By Nina Raine
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi
A STUNNING PRODUCTION THAT GOES STRAIGHT TO THE HEART. JOHN MCGINTY IS ASTOUNDING. MEGAN ANDERSON IS ELECTRIFYING, AN IRRESISTIBLE FORCE OF NATURE WHO PULLS YOU IN WITH HER CLEAR-EYED COMPOSURE.
- DC Theatre Scene
COMPELLING...AN ABSORBING PLAY WITH A POTENT CAST, SENSITIVELY DIRECTED BY VINCENT M. LANCISI. JUST TRY TO STOP THE LUMP FORMING IN YOUR THROAT WHEN, IN ACT 2, MCGINTY DELIVERS BILLY'S IMPASSIONED MESSAGE THROUGH SIGNING.
- Baltimore Sun
INCREDIBLE...AN IMPORTANT PLAY FOR EVERYMAN AND BALTIMORE AUDIENCES AND SHOULD NOT BE MISSED.
- MD Theatre Guide
GRIPPING AND HEART-WARMING...THE ACTING IN THE PRODUCTION IS SUPERB. MCGINTY GIVES A STUPENDOUS PERFORMANCE. ANDERSON'S PORTRAYAL OF SYLVIA IS EXCEPTIONAL. A MOVING EXPERIENCE WELL WORTH SEEING.
- DC Metro Theatre Arts
Billy is a young man who lives with an intellectual, chaotic and sharp-tongued family. Arguments and insults regularly fly around the dinner table, all while Billy silently watches the scene unfold - he has been deaf since birth. He has managed to adapt to his family's unconventional ways, but they've never really returned the favor. His world is turned upside down when he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the cusp of deafness herself. Fresh out of London and New York, and winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes is the hysterical and touching coming-of-age story about the struggle for self-identity and what it truly means to be understood.