Roundabout Roundup: Looking Back at The Language Archive

Posted on: December 17th, 2010 by Roundabout

Documenting the cast of The Language Archive - September 1, 2010

"Language is an essential component to any actor’s performance, so you can bet the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Language Archive is excited to examine the subject. On September 1, the five-member ensemble (including Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell) gathered for a meet and greet to celebrate Julia Cho's play, which begins performances on September 24 at the Laura Pels Theatre." -

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 Schreck, Houdyshell, Letscher, Gilpin and Horton Open The Language Archive Off-Broadway - October 18, 2010

"The New York City premiere of The Language Archive, the Julia Cho comedy commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company, opened Oct. 17 at the Laura Pels Theatre." -

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The World of a Language - November 23, 2010 

Why 'The Language Archive' needs an abstract, metaphorical set

"Take Neil Patel's set design: It's visible from the moment we enter the theatre, and it instantly tells us we're in a metaphorical space. Behind a heavy wooden table, rows of polished-wood shelves tower to the top of the proscenium, and they're bursting with things. There are tapes and recording devices like you might expect to see in a language archive, but there are also microscopes, globes, lanterns, and statues. They suggest the collected memories of the cultures George preserves." - TDF(Theatre Development Fund).org

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John Horton, Matt Letscher, Betty Gilpin and Jayne Houdyshell in The Language Archive; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2010

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2010-2011 Season, The Language Archive

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