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Nicole Callender and Scott McGowan play a married couple in The Language Archive at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre  
Nicole Callender and Scott McGowan play a married couple in The Language Archive at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre  
NEW JERSEY PREMIERE—Julia Cho’s Off-Broadway hit The Language Archive is a comedy of the heart that explores the mysterious language of love. The play was commissioned by and produced at the Roundabout in New York after its world premiere at South Coast Rep in California.

Winner of the 2010 Blackburn Prize, The Language Archive weaves together the stories of five people in the throes of love. The play centers on an archivist who collects recordings from the last remaining native speakers of dying languages. While he is a master of languages in his lab, he fails at expressing love for his wife in any language. As we witness a lab assistant at a loss for words and an arguing married couple being studied at the archive, it becomes clear that speaking and truly communicating are often different things. About the inaugural production OC Weekly wrote, “A quirky but ravishingly well-written piece that is smart, funny, deep and tender.”

Cast

      Last seen at Dreamcatcher
  Nicole Callender *†   This, October 2010
  Harry Patrick Christian *†   The Neighborhood, October 2012
  Noreen Farley * The Neighborhood, October 2012
  Scott McGowan *†   The Neighborhood, October 2012
  Janet Sales *   The Great God Money, March 2009
     
member of the Dreamcatcher ensemble
member of Actors’ Equity

Creative Team

“No amount of talk talk talk will ever bring what is gone back.”
  - Excerpt from
    The Language Archive
         Director:   Laura Ekstrand
  Stage manager:   Amy Hadam
  Assistant stage manager:   Brenna Singman
  Scenic designer:   Dave Maulbeck
  Lighting designer:   Zach Pizza
  Associate lighting designer:   Greg Solomon
  Sound designer:   Mike Magnifico
  Playwright:   Julia Cho

Special Performances

Sunday, January 27 • There will be a talkback with the cast & creative team after the 2pm matinee.

Sunday, February 3 • There will be a talkback with a relationship expert, the cast & creative team after the 2pm matinee.

Sandy Dresdner, MSW, is a clinical psychologist and relationship expert. Over a career of thirty-plus years working in private practice with all kinds of clients she has seen many approaches come and go; yet she favors a here-and-now, relatively direct approach with individuals, couples and entire families. Sandra always works off of her clients' individual strengths and respects their own desire and readiness for change. Office contact is 973-635-5779.

Tickets & Info

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Ask about groups

  • PRICE: $30 adults, $25 seniors & students w/ ID   Buy tickets nowno ticketing fees!
         Cash only at the door; buy in advance to pay by credit card
  • DATES: Friday, January 25 through Sunday, February 10, 2013
  • TIMES: Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
  • LOCATION: Oakes Center • 120 Morris Avenue • Summit, NJ 07901   Directions
  • PARKING: free parking on streets, in our lot on Ashwood Ave. and at the Summit Rec Center   Maps
  • DISCOUNTS:
    • Are you on our e-mail list? Our e-mail friends receive discounts for most shows
    • Students (under 25 w/ ID) and seniors (age 65+ w/ ID) save $5 at all performances
    • Seniors (age 65+ w/ ID) pay just $15 on Senior Sunday, January 27 (advance only, limited quantity, buy early)
  • AGE APPROPRIATENESS: about grade 5 and higher, at parent’s discretion
  • RUN TIME: The Language Archive runs about 2 hours with one intermission

Buy tickets      •      Call 800-838-3006 (24/7)

Oakes Center is wheelchair accessible. As always, assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired and advance large print scripts are available by prior arrangement. Contact us

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JANUARY 2013
What:

Neighborhood iconTHE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
New Jersey premiere
by Julia Cho

Dates: January 25 – February 10
Times: Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
Place: Oakes Center in
Summit   Directions
Cost: $30 adults
$25 seniors & students

Buy tickets no fees!


Harry Patrick Christian and Noreen Farley play a married couple in The Language Archive
Harry Patrick Christian and Noreen Farley play a married couple in The Language Archive

The Star-Ledger
“An endearing production”
  - Ronni Reich, The Star-Ledger More
Examiner.com
“Warm and funny play”
  - Rick Busciglio, Examiner.com More
Talkin' Broadway
“Much to admire”
  - Bob Rendell, Talkin’ Broadway More
QonStage
“Perfect production for this company”
  - Sherri Rase, QonStage More

Q&A with director Laura Ekstrand
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Janet Sales and Scott McGowan in The Language Archive
Janet Sales and Scott McGowan in The Language Archive

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Nicole Callender and Scott McGowan in The Language Archive at Dreamcatcher Rep
Nicole Callender and Scott McGowan in The Language Archive at Dreamcatcher Rep

Noreen Farley and Janet Sales in The Language Archive
Noreen Farley and Janet Sales in
The Language Archive