(Ben Brantley’s article appeared in The New York Times, 3/4)
Have you heard? Are you listening to me? What did you just say?
Most of us ask variations on those questions at least a dozen times a day. But it’s unlikely that they vibrate with the resonance they acquire in Nina Raine’s “Tribes,” a smart, lively and beautifully acted new play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech.