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PREVIEW MAY 16, 2013
OPENS MAY 17
RUNS THROUGH JUNE 9

The Language Archive

By Julia Cho

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @7:30 PM, Sunday matinee @2:00 PM. Approximately one hour 45 minutes with one intermission.

 


George is a linguist who can’t find the words to keep his marriage from falling apart while his lonely assistant is so desperately in love she tries to learn Esperanto to tell him so. Meanwhile, the last two speakers of an indigenous tongue are mad at each other. Will their language perish forever out of spite? Language and love are the twin themes of this loopy excursion into the difficulty of finding words for what lies in our hearts. 

Directed by Shana Bestock, featuring Julie Jamieson, John Murray, Heather Persinger, Candace Vance and Mike Dooly.

Is love a language? Can there be language without love or love without language? Come explore these notions and more during our special post-show discussion on Saturday, June 1st following our 7:30pm evening performance. The Language Archive cast and crew will be joined by guest panelists including Leland Ross, Delegate of the World Esperanto Association for Seattle, Zaki Abdelhamid, Program Director of Humanities Washington and producer of Speakers Bureau and Think and Drink conversation programs, and dialect and vocal coach Gin Hammond.

   
"...A magically inventive comedy, The Language Archive asks whether love is a universal language or, like Esperanto, just a well-intentioned dream ."
-Forum Theater
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