March 1, 2013
PLAYTribes (Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, closes Apr. 14). The West Coast premiere of Nina Raine's intense, well-wrought drama about a self-consciously arty family of compulsive talkers whose youngest member (Russell Harvard) is deaf. David Cromer's staging is based on his long-running off-Broadway production, which maximized the play's considerable strengths--including its biting, often brutal humor (TT).
Posted March 1, 2013 12:00 AM