It is a work of two parts - A more traditionally "theatrical" section re-telling the fall of Lucifer, and a more contemporary "documentary" section examining the life of a woman fearful of life outside her room.
It explores the unfortunate tendency of humanity to define ourselves into groups from which outsiders can be denigrated. Even as we try and right the inequities of the world, we run the risk of reverting toward thinking of humanity as a series of group identities -- instead of seeing the world as being made up of individuals, each of salient variance. The Tribe is a passionate call toward a world view that insists on seeing each other as individuals -- a world view less herbivorous and mealy mouthed as one might initially be led to think.
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But if you think I’m avoiding passing judgement on The Tribe, you’re right. It’s an idiosyncratic, subjective piece, whose beauty, or folly, will only be in the eye of the beholder. Succeed or fail, though, I doubt there’s anyone else around these parts with the chutzpah to try what the ineffable Joe Lui has here."