23 January 2012

a play: The Language Archive

Forum Theatre in Washington DC will be presenting Julia Cho’s play The Language Archive from February 16 to March 10.

Synopsis: “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. A magically inventive comedy, The Language Archive asks whether love is a universal language or, like Esperanto, just a well-intentioned dream.”

That description makes the play sound really interesting. This is the first time I have ever wanted to see a play.

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