Tribes | Steppenwolf Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 15 2014
Price: $20-$28
You're liable to enjoy Christopher at first. The 60-year-old patriarch of an urban British family that includes three grown children and Beth, the solicitous mum, he's an academic of some kind who likes to think of himself as an honest bastard. A let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may sort. Archie Bunker with an advanced degree. Even at the dinner table, in the bosom of his nuclear unit, he's arrogantly literary, aggressively argumentative, proudly bigoted, and supremely potty-mouthed. The first comment he makes as Nina Raine's Tribes begins is "He's a cunt," referring to daughter Ruth's would-be boyfriend. A second later, told that there's smoked roe in the pasta, he comments, "It's like being fucked in the face by a crab." Continue reading >>

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