Complete Cast and Design Team Announced for Off-Broadway's Tribes; David Cromer Directs

News   Complete Cast and Design Team Announced for Off-Broadway's Tribes; David Cromer Directs
 
The complete cast and design team have been announced for the American premiere of Nina Raine's Olivier Award-nominated play Tribes, which will be staged by David Cromer Off-Broadway beginning Feb. 16.

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Mare Winningham ("Georgia") and Jeff Perry (August: Osage County), who appeared as husband and wife on "Grey's Anatomy," will reunite on stage as the parents of a young deaf man, played by Russell Harvard ("There Will Be Blood"), in Raine's drama about a dysfunctional family.

Tribes will also feature Will Brill (Our Town), Susan Pourfar (When the Rain Stops Falling) and Gayle Rankin (The Illusion at Signature Theatre).

Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter, who produced Cromer's acclaimed staging of Thornton Wilder's Our Town Off-Broadway, are the produces of Tribes. Patrick Daly, of Jean Doumanian Productions, is also among the producers.

The production will also feature scenic design by Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon), costume design by Tristan Raines (The Merchant of Venice), lighting design by Keith Parham (Adding Machine), sound design by Daniel Kluger (The Temperamentals), projection design by Jeff Sugg (Chinglish) and casting by Pat McCorkle.

The production officially opens March 4 at the Barrow Street Theatre, which was also the home of Cromer's Our Town. Here's how the play is billed: "In Tribes, Billy was born deaf into a hearing family, and raised inside the fiercely idiosyncratic and unrepentantly politically incorrect cocoon of his parents' house. He has adapted brilliantly to his family's unconventional ways, but 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."

Cromer recently staged Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, as well as the Broadway revival of The House of Blue Leaves. His credits also include Adding Machine, When the Rain Stops Falling, Picnic and the short-lived 2009 Broadway revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs.

For tickets visit Smarttix.com. The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street.

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