The Language Archive
In her play, The Language Archive, Julia Cho explores that interplay of language and love as we meet a couple in the course of a break-up because spoken words fail them, an elderly couple who have spent a lifetime differentiating the languages of love and of conflict, and a young woman who learns a new language just so she can express a love she dare not speak in her native English. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley opens its fiftieth season with a play that follows the company’s half-century tradition of celebrating the human spirit – joys, foibles, and all – by producing Julia Cho’s bold, both funny and sad play about how we humans sometimes triumph, often stumble, but somehow persevere as we attempt to communicate with those we love the most.
For the rest of my review, please proceed to Talkin' Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj172.html.
Rating: 5 E
The Language Archive continues through August 4, 2019 produced by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Tickets are available at http://www.theatreworks.org/box-office/buy-tickets/.
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