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The Language Archive

July 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


languagearchiveby Julia Cho

A Love Story

Winner of the 2010 Susan Blackburn Prize

George is a brilliant linguist, consumed with preserving and documenting dying languages. But at home, he cannot find the words that will preserve his disintegrating marriage. His archival assistant is mute with adoration for him; and his newest subjects, an elderly couple who are the last speakers of an obscure language, refuse to utter a word to one another.

Cho’s magical prize-winning comedy, loaded with life’s contradictions – love and loss, happiness and pain, endings and beginnings – asks whether love is a universal language or, like Esperanto, just a well-intentioned dream.

Directed by Christine Crawfis
Featuring Rick Meyer, MaryBeth Boylan, Janet Nurre, Doug Woolley, Julie Eads Woolley, AnnaMarie Paolercio, and Jeff Battersby

Praise for The Language Archive

MaryBeth Boylan as Mary in THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE

“…a tour de force… passionate, wise and wonderful.”
Talkin’ Broadway

“Uniquely blends absurdist farce with
sentimental comedy.”
LA Times

“Quirky, but ravishingly well-written piece that is smart, funny, deep and tender.”
OC Weekly

“The Language Archive is an elegant,
graceful confection of a play…”
DC Theatre Scene

The Language Archive
Perfect for MMSC & “Art for the Ears”

While languages dwindle or communication fails, Cho’s terse language thrives. She says “I like empty space. I like silence. I like room on the page. I feel that what I love best is making an audience have to imagine things for themselves. I’m trying to leave room for someone to come meet me part of the way.”

Tickets for The Language Archive.


July 18, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Mohonk Mountain Stage Company


The Falls Theater
2681 West Main St
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 United States
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(845) 298-1491

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