The Language Archive

2010 Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

by Julia Cho

Poster of The Language Archive

George is a linguist trying to preserve and document dying languages from all over the world. Ironically, he has trouble communicating with his loved ones, including his own wife, Mary. Verbally stifled with her husband, Mary turns to the written word to channel her disappointment in their marriage. The relationship finds its opposite in Resten and Alta, a bickering yet endearing old couple who happen to be the last native speakers of the fictitious language Elloway. As they arrive in the lab, two worlds collide. Their language may be dying, but their relationship is very much alive. At once universal and stunningly modern, The Language Archive raises questions about the role of language across genders, cultures, and time itself. If you are a logophile, love self-reflexive theater, or don’t mind learning a bit about structural linguistic theory along the way, come join our team!

Performance Dates & Times

November 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

November 6, 2015 - 8:00pm

November 7, 2015 - 8:00pm

Location

Nick Chapel Theater
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Performers

Resten (et al.)
Alta (et al.)
George

Production Team

Costume Designer
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Director
Director
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Director
Dramaturg
Graphic Designer
Lighting Designer
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Producer
Producer
Assistant
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Sound Engineer
Associate
Stage Manager
Associate
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Diction Coach
Diction Coach
Makeup Artist