Occasions! Avernersaries! You may notice something different about my byline in this week's column... That's right! Last weekend, your trusty #OnTheTown chaperone was made an honest man and entered into the world of wedded bliss! But just because I entered a bar and exited it married (be wary—it could happen to you!) doesn't mean that I'd abandon for a moment my duties to you faithful and loyal readers looking out for what to do this weekend! Therefore, I present to you #OnTheTown: The Newlywed Edition!
TRIBES @ SPEAKEASY STAGE COMPANY
SpeakEasy opens with Nina Raine's acclaimed drama Tribes. Billy is born Deaf into a hearing family without any knowledge of sign language, and has to learn to read lips and keep up with his fast-paced academic parents. When he meets Sylvia, born hearing to Deaf parents, who teaches him to sign, he learns it's time for his family to communicate with him on his own terms, as well as question what constitutes "family" in the extended Deaf community. Helmed by the über-talented M. Bevin O'Gara, this play is sure to be a dynamite way to kick off SpeakEasy's 23rd season.
Tribes: By Nina Raine; Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. At the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts; 539 Tremont Street, Boston; speakeasystage.com. Through October 12. @speakeasystage