Tribes: Nick Westrate and Jeff Still to join cast




Nick Westrate (Unnatural Acts, Love’s Labor's Lost, and Galileo) will temporarily play the role of 'Daniel' in the North American premiere of Nina Raine’s new comedy Tribes, from 30 May - 1 Jul 2012. He assumes the role from original cast member Will Brill who is taking a leave of absence.

On 1 Jul 2012 Jeff Still will join the cast assuming the role of 'Christopher' from original cast member Jeff Perry. Perry is leaving the production begin filming the second season of ABC?s “Scandal.”

Tribes opened at the Barrow Street Theatre on 4 Mar 2012, following previews from 16 Feb 2012. The show, which was originally scheduled to close on 2 Jun 2012, recently extended its run through to 2 Sep 2012.

The comedy opened to mostly excellent reviews: The cast is nothing short of glorious (newyorktheatreguide); Smart, lively and beautifully acted (NY Times); Pitch-perfect (NY Post); Enthralling new work (Back Stage).

Tribes: Billy was born deaf, into a hearing family, and raised inside the fiercely idiosyncratic and unrepentantly politically incorrect cocoon of his parent’s 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. Yes, Billy’s family can hear, but will they ever listen?

The cast features Will Brill (Our Town), Russell Harvard (There Will Be Blood), Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (August: Osage County), Susan Pourfar (When the Rain Stops Falling), Gayle Rankin (The Illusion at Signature Theatre), and Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winner Mare Winningham ("Georgia," "George Wallace," "Amber Waves").

Tribes is produced Off-Broadway by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, Patrick Daly, 2Manocherians, Christian Chadd Taylor, Burnt Umber Productions, Robert E Kass and Marc & Lisa Biales. Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter collaborated with director David Cromer in the recently acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town,' which played at the Barrow Street Theatre from 26 Feb 2009 - 12 Sep 2010. The production won the 2009 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival, and earned David Cromer a Lucille Lortel Award and Obie Award for direction.

Tribes had its world premiere at London’s Royal Court Theatre from 14 Oct - 13 Nov 2010. The production was nominated for both the Oliver and Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

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