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Arts & Culture

"Tribes" Opens this Weekend

QC Theater Workshop

For its new show, the Q-C Theater Workshop faced more than the usual challenges. "Tribes" opens this weekend and it features two characters who are deaf, and communicate during the play in sign language.

Artistic director Tyson Danner, says rehearsals started a month ago, but these two actors have been preparing for several months.
Danner says "Tribes" is about a young deaf man named Billy who's "hearing family" with good intentions prevents him from learning sign language. Then he meets a deaf woman, who's fluent in sign language. 

Many plays are about communication, but this one even more so.

For the portions of the play performed in sign language, the dialog will be projected in "super titles" above the stage, similar to how some foreign language operas are presented.

"Tribes" runs for the next three weekends (6/12-14 - 6/28). The June 21st performance will include American Sign Language interpreters.