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    Cultural Inclusion

    ASL-Interpreted Performance of TRIBES at SpeakEasy Stage Company

    Sunday, October 6 and Friday, October 11 2013

    Posted Sunday September 08 2013 at 9:52 pm.
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    SpeakEasy Stage Company presents the New England premiere of TRIBES, the hit London and Off-Broadway drama by Nina Raine, from September 13 through October 12, 2013.

    There will be two ASL-interpreted performances: Sunday, October 6 at 7PM and Friday, October 11 at 8PM.  (Please note that both performances are sold out as of September 20.  A third ASL-Interpreted show has now been added.  See our blog post for details.)  There will be a talkback following the October 6 performance moderated by John Pirone, Director of the ASL/Deaf Studies Program at the College of the Holy Cross and the former Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf (MSAD).

    A 2011 Olivier nominee for Best Play and winner of the 2012 Drama Desk and Off- Broadway Alliance Awards for Best Play, TRIBES is a penetrating new work about belonging, family, and the limitations of communication.  Born deaf into a fiercely intellectual and opinionated British family, Billy was pushed to assimilate into the hearing world as best he could by reading lips and staying out of the way.  But when a young woman introduces him to the Deaf community, Billy decides it is time his family learns to communicate with him on his terms.

    Veteran Boston director M. Bevin O'Gara will helm the area premiere of TRIBES, which will be her third directing project featuring deaf characters, the other two being Clybourne Park for SpeakEasy Stage and Love Person for Company One.

    James "Joey" Caverly, a graduate of Gallaudet University and a veteran actor with the National Theatre of the Deaf, will play Billy.  Also in the cast are Boston-area actors Adrianne Krstansky, Kathryn Myles, Nael Nacer, Patrick Shea, and Erica Spyres.

    In the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston's South End.

    Tickets are $25 for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patrons.  For tickets or more information, please contact Jackie Howe at 617-482-3279 or jackiehowe@speakeasystage.com.

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