Tribes: Acclaimed New Drama Delves Into Deaf Culture
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The last date listed for Tribes was Saturday October 19, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins, turn their attention to the westernization of Japan. This challenging period in Japanese history is told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is one of Sondheim's lesser known works, and a chance to see it performed is a treat. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Joan
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A perfect play - a deft, sensitive, and unusual treatment of an important issue, a top notch cast, a great set, music and lighting. What more could one want. Ideas and issues to chew on, mull, and discuss for a long time to come. Don't miss it.
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Compelling but slow going and abit long. While I did see ASL interpretors warming up in the hallway beforehand- if they took part during the play I could not see them from my seat. I found that quite disappointing given the topic at hand.
Quotes & Highlights
- "O’Gara elicits some of the finest ensemble acting seen on any Boston stage this year ... Tribes is largely devoid of manipulative button-pushing. What you get instead are honest human moments, as Raine explores that complicated familial intersection where complacency, loyalty, thoughtlessness, good intentions, and misunderstandings collide." --Boston Globe
- "The excellent ensemble is having a good time with these neurotics and the family kind of grows on you. The cast is obviously listening to each other even while they’re playing characters who don’t." --WBUR
Contains adult language and content.
Herbal cigarettes will be smoked during the performance.
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