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THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE opens this Sunday 10/17


Roundabout Theatre Company


the New York Premiere of


By Julia Cho

Directed by Mark Brokaw

Betty Gilpin, John Horton, Jayne Houdyshell, Matt Letscher, Heidi Schreck

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Sunday is the official opening of Roundabout Theatre Company’s New York premiere of Julia Cho’s new comedy The Language Archive, directed by Mark Brokaw. The cast includes Betty Gilpin (Emma), John Horton (Resten), Jayne Houdyshell (Alta), Matt Letscher (George) & Heidi Schreck (Mary).

The Language Archive plays at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  This is a limited engagement through Sunday, December 19th, 2010.

The design team includes Neil Patel (Sets), Michael Krass (Costumes), Marc McCullough (Lights) & David Van Tieghem (Sound).

The Language Archive is a poignant and quirky comedy that seems to prove love is the one language that can leave us all at a loss for words.  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.

Roundabout commissioned The Language Archive, which won the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize awarded to an outstanding new English-language play by a woman.  The play had its world premiere at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California in March 2010, produced by special arrangement with Roundabout and directed by Roundabout Associate Artist Mark Brokaw.


Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Box Office (111 West 46th Street).  To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.  Ticket prices range from $71.00-81.00.


The Language Archive plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

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