Can Mary (Jessica Berkey), George (Eason Donner) and Emma (Elizabeth Holzman), left to right, find the right words to make everything work in "The Language Archive?" Chaeck it out at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Nic Candito


Play not at a loss for words

By From page B4 | July 23, 2014

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season re-emerges on Friday, July 25, with the opening of “The Language Archive” by Julia Cho.

George has spent his life documenting languages, but words fail him when Mary, his wife, tells George that she is leaving him. That same day, the last two speakers of a vanishing tongue arrive to work with George and his love-struck assistant, Emma, to record their language for posterity. This magical tale is filled with love and loss, beginning and endings and examines the force and failings of language.

This production is directed by Benjamin T. Ismail.

The Language Archive” plays at Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. in Sacramento, July 25 through Aug. 23. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $16 online/$20 door general admission and $14 online/$18 door students/seniors/SARTA. Tickets are $10 on thrifty Thursdays and groups of 10 or more also pay $10 per seat (reservations encouraged).

For tickets and more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit

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