Steppenwolf Presents a Revival of Lanford Wilson's Award-Winning Play The Hot L Baltimore
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Nina Raine's Tribes follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside the defiantly idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon of his parents' house. He's adapted brilliantly to his hearing family's unconventional ways, but they've never returned the favor, leaving Billy isolated and alone -- and without the use of sign language. It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness herself, that he finally understands what it feels like to be understood. The deaf community becomes his new "tribe," leading to tensions with his family. The play premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2010 with a sold-out run, which garnered rave reviews and numerous honors, and then made another critically acclaimed appearance off-Broadway, where it won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Dawn Anthony
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Talk about a script that you thought was leading you to a great second act but left you hanging, this is exactly that! What the heck was that ending..or non-ending. Clink! I think the author forgot the 3rd act.
Regardless, execeptional set, staging,and acting/singing. It did bring back the 70s nostalgia to perfection.
Surprised Steppenwolf dusted this off though for a main stage offering...not sure what they were thinking.
Quotes & Highlights
- Hot L Baltimore was adapted into a short-lived 1975 ABC sitcom, produced by Norman Lear and starring James Cromwell, Richard Masur, Charlotte Rae and Conchata Ferrell.
The Hotel Baltimore used to be the swankiest place in town; now it has a date with the wrecking ball. Eviction notices just went out to its residents, who live on the fringes of society and call the seedy hotel home. This acclaimed play from the author of Balm in Gilead and Burn This is filled with everyday humanity — unexpectedly intimate and moving. Helmed by visionary director Tina Landau, The Hot L Baltimore reveals the private lives of an unconventional community about to be turned inside out.
The production features ensemble members Alana Arenas, Kate Arrington, Jon Michael Hill, James Vincent Meredith, Yasen Peyankov and Molly Regan with Sean Allan Krill, TaRon Patton, Namir Smallwood, Samuel Taylor, Allison Torem and Jacqueline Williams.
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