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Tacoma Arts Live

Tribes—Postponed

April 4–11
Theater on the Square

Updated March 23, 2020: This event has been postponed. Additional information will become available soon. The Box Office is in the process of contacting ticket holders.

We inherit our first tribe, the family. Our tribe speaks their own language, both literally and emotionally. Billy was born deaf into a hearing family, but raised to fit into the hearing world. His parents and siblings fiercely cling to their funny, quirky and politically incorrect world-views, but Billy has adapted brilliantly to his family’s unconventional ways. And yet they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood, to be seen, to be honored. Comic twists mix with charged emotions in a play that universally speaks to all of us.

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