The Language Archive

Playwright: Julia Cho

Rights: Dramatists Play Service

Synopsis:¬†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.


Language: 16+

Adult Content: 10+

Violence: All Ages

Pay attention to: Several languages are spoken: Esperanto, German, French, Elloway(made-up)

Flexibility: All changes must be approved in advance.

Production notes: Play takes place in multiple locations: Lab, Train, Train Station, bakery, etc.