NTID and CLA Performing Arts programs present TRIBES

TRIBES poster

RIT/NTID and the College of Liberal Arts Performing Arts programs present “TRIBES” Feb. 4-7 in Panara Theatre. Tickets go on sale Jan. 25 and are $7 for the general public, faculty and staff, and $5 for students, seniors 55+ and children (some material may not be suitable for children under 17). 

The play focuses on a comically dysfunctional Jewish British family, made up of the parents Beth and Christopher and three grown children living at home, Daniel, Ruth and Billy, the last of whom is deaf, raised to read lips and speak but without knowledge of sign language.[4] When Billy meets Sylvia, a hearing woman born to deaf parents who is now slowly going deaf herself, his interaction with her (including her teaching him sign language) reveals some of the languages, beliefs, and hierarchies of the family and the “extended family” of the deaf community.[4]TID and the College of Liberal Arts Performing Arts programs present “TRIBES” Feb. 4-7 in Panara Theatre. Tickets go on sale Jan. 25 and are $7 for the general public, faculty and staff, and $5 for students, seniors 55+ and children.