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04/02/14: Tribes Extends Through May 18…

Berkeley Rep’s Highly Anticipated Production of Tribes Extends Through May 18

Seven performances added due to popular demand

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that today, due to extraordinary ticket demand, it will extend Tribes by seven performances before its first performance. Originally scheduled to run through May 11, audiences now have the opportunity to experience the critically acclaimed family drama by Nina Raine through Sunday, May 18. Directed by Jonathan Moscone, the play follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia—raised by deaf parents and going deaf herself—Billy decides it’s time to speak on his own terms and be heard. Tribes starts previews Friday, April 11, opens on April 16, and now closes on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Open-captioned performances for Tribes will take place Thursday, May 8 at 8pm; Friday, May 9 at 8pm; and Sunday, May 11 at 2pm. Berkeley Rep is also proud to offer three American Sign Language-interpreted performances on Saturday, May 3 at 8pm; Saturday, May 10 at 2pm; and Tuesday, May 13 at 8pm. For more information or to reserve seats, visit berkeleyrep.org or call 510 647–2949, Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 7pm.

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03/10/14: Tribes Comes to Berkeley Rep…

Nina Raine’s Tribes Comes to Berkeley Rep This April

Renowned director Jonathan Moscone to helm powerful family drama in Bay Area premiere

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia—raised by deaf parents and going deaf herself—Billy decides it’s time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes starts previews Friday, April 11, opens on April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

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James Caverly (Billy) and Dan Clegg (Daniel, background) portray brothers in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed family drama Tribes at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) James Caverly (Billy), Anita Carey (Beth), Dan Clegg (Daniel), and Elizabeth Morton (Ruth) take center stage in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed family drama Tribes at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) James Caverly (Billy) and Nell Geisslinger (Sylvia) star in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed family drama Tribes at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) James Caverly (Billy) and Nell Geisslinger (Sylvia) star in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed family drama Tribes at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Paul Whitworth (Christopher) and Anita Carey (Beth) star in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed family drama Tribes at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Anita Carey (Beth), Paul Whitworth (Christopher), and Elizabeth Morton (Ruth) star in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed family drama Tribes at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) James Caverly (Billy) and Nell Geisslinger (Sylvia) star in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed family drama Tribes at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) James Caverly (Billy) and Nell Geisslinger (Sylvia) star in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed family drama Tribes at Berkeley Rep.

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At Berkeley Rep, renowned director Jonathan Moscone stages Nina Raine’s profound and powerful new play Tribes.

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(l to r) James Caverly (Billy), Nell Geisslinger (Sylvia), and Dan Clegg (Daniel) star in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed family drama Tribes at Berkeley Rep.

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The award-winning writer Nina Raine brings her profound and powerful new play Tribes to Berkeley Rep.

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Who

Written by Nina Raine
Directed by Jonathan Moscone

Featuring

Anita Carey (Beth), James Caverly (Billy), Dan Clegg (Daniel), Nell Geisslinger (Sylvia), Elizabeth Morton (Ruth), and Paul Whitworth (Christopher)

Creative team

Todd Rosenthal (scenic designer), Meg Neville (costume designer), Christopher Akerlind (lighting designer), Jake Rodriguez (sound designer), and Joan Osato (video designer)

What

In the off-Broadway sensation Tribes, a young deaf man finds his place in a cacophonous family and a bewildering world. According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s the “deepest, most daring—and funniest—new play in recent years.”

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

April 11–May 18, 2014

Tribes calendar

Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 4/11, Saturday 4/12, and Tuesday 4/15 @ 8pm; and Sunday 4/13 @ 7pm

Opening Night

Wednesday 4/16 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner for donors at David Brower Center catered by Dovetail and a post-show party for audiences

Teen Night

Friday 4/11 @ 6:30pm

Repartee

FREE docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances, and free discussions after all matinees

Last Call

Sample wine, spirits, and other culinary delights from local vendors—all for FREE! Friday 4/18 following the evening performance.

Post-play discussions

Thursday 4/17, Friday 4/25, Tuesday 4/29, and Saturday 5/3 following the evening performances

Open captioned performances

Thursday 5/8 @ 8pm, Friday 5/9 @ 8pm, and Sunday 5/11 @ 2pm

American Sign Language-interpreted performances

Saturday 5/3 @ 8pm, Saturday 5/10 @ 2pm, and Tuesday 5/13 @ 8pm

Cost

$29–99 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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