By Adam Hetrick
04 Sep 2012
Rogers (Orson’s Shadow) takes on the role of family matriarch Beth, and Thomas (See How They Run) assumes the role of her daughter Ruth. They replace Academy Award nominee Mare Winningham and Gayle Rankin, respectively.
The cast will also welcome Susannah Flood beginning Sept. 25. She will succeed Susan Pourfar in the role of Syliva.
The cast of Tribes also features Will Brill (Our Town) as Daniel, Russell Harvard ("The Hammer," "There Will Be Blood") as Billy and Jeff Still (August: Osage County) as Christopher.
Tribes received the Drama Desk Award for Best New Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play and the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play. It also received an Olivier Award nomination for its 2010 London debut.
Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter, who produced Cromer's acclaimed staging of Thornton Wilder's Our Town Off-Broadway, are among the producers of Tribes. The producing team also includes Patrick Daly, 2Manocherians, Christian Chadd Taylor, Burnt Umber Productions, Roger E. Kass and Marc & Lisa Biales.
The creative team includes Tony Award-winning scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designer Tristan Raines, lighting designer Keith Parham, sound designer Daniel Kluger and projection designer Jeff Sugg.
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."
For tickets visit Smarttix.com. The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street.