Here's how Roundabout bills the play: "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."
Here is the cast on opening night:
Schreck, Houdyshell, Letscher, Gilpin and Horton Open The Language Archive Off-Broadway
Mark Brokaw (After Miss Julie and Distracted) directs a cast that features Betty Gilpin (MTC's That Face), John Horton (Broadway's Kiss Me, Kate; and Noises Off), Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Broadway's Well, Bye Bye Birdie and Wicked, and Off-Broadway's The Receptionist) and 2010 Theatre World Award recipient Heidi Schreck (Circle Mirror Transformation).
Performances play to Dec. 19 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
Tickets for The Language Archive are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels box office.