The Language Archive

Written by: 
Julia Cho
Directed by: 
Nicole Marie Wilder
Thursday, April 18, 2024 to Saturday, May 4, 2024

“There are sixty-nine hundred languages in the world. More than half are expected to die within the next century. In fact, it’s estimated that every two weeks, a language dies. I don’t know about you, but this statistic moves me far more than any statistic on how many animals die or people die in a given time, in a given place. Because when we say a language dies, we are talking about a whole world, a whole way of life. It is the death of imagination, of memory.”

- George, The Language Archive 

George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. He doesn’t know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he doesn’t recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him.

Performances Dates:
Thursday, April 18, at 7:30pm. Preview
Friday, April 19, at 7:30 pm. Opening Night
Saturday, April 20, at 7:30pm.
Monday, April 22, at 7:30pm. Pay What You Can Performance
Friday, April 26, at 7:30pm.
Saturday, April 27, at 7:30pm.
Sunday, April 28, at 2:00pm. Matinee; Masks Required*
Monday, April 29, at 7:30 pm. Pay What You Can Performance
Friday, May 3, at 7:30pm.
Saturday, May 4, at 2:00pm. Matinee
Saturday, May 4, at 7:30pm. Closing

*Masks optional for audience at all other performances

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 07:30Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 07:30Monday, April 22, 2024 - 07:30Friday, April 26, 2024 - 07:30Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 07:30Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 02:00Monday, April 29, 2024 - 07:30Friday, May 3, 2024 - 07:30Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 02:00Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 07:30