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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Critics’ picks: Theater

TRIBES Nina Raine’s exquisitely observed drama about a deaf young man, long eclipsed by his argumentative family, who forges an independent identity when he decides to learn sign language after meeting a young woman who is losing her hearing. Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara, it features some of the finest ensemble acting seen on any Boston stage this year. (Pictured: Erica Spyres, Joey Caverly.) Extended through Oct. 19. SpeakEasy Stage Company. At Roberts Studio Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts. 617-933-8600,

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