5 to 25 July
19h25 à 21h25
Respite on 11, 18, Including shuttle time
Beth and Christopher are two university scholars about to retire. Their three adult children come back to live at home. Billy, the youngest, is deaf. He learned lip-reading and oralism. He falls in love with Sylvia, born from deaf parents, who introduces him to the deaf community. Their love becomes an explosive pointer for this family trapped in its rules and biases. Behind the mask of education, language, irony, fights as expressions of their love, lie many more sorrows. The family, the tribe, as the prime location of violence and inequalities.
The author Nina Raine
An Oxford graduate, Nina Raine started her carreer as intern director at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Her first play – Rabbit, which she also directed – was a success and earned her many awards.
Tribes is a commission from the Royal Court Theatre and received the Offie award.
As a director, Nina Raine also staged Shades, as well as Jumpy. Her latest work is a staging of William Boyd’s Longing at Hampstead Theatre.
The director Mélanie Leray
After the school of the TNB (Rennes), Mélanie Leray was a co-founder of the Théâtre des Lucioles, and then created in 2012 her own company: the Compagnie 2052.
She started directing at the Penitentiary Center for Women in Rennes and directed 9 shows since 2004. Her latest creation Girls and Boys by Denis Kelly was awarded the 2019 Moliere du Seul en Scène.