Tribes is a cleverly written, witty and engaging play about a “problem.”  The surface problem involves deafness.  A young man who is deaf and a young woman who is going that way fall in love.  But more importantly it’s about in-groups, others, “us and them,” and the virtues and limitations of the human tendency to collect into — tribes.  It’s a play that’s funny, engrossing, and doesn’t make intellectual compromises.

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