Performance of “The Language Archive”

The Tokyo International Players invite you to enjoy their production of the play “The Language Archive,” to be performed from February 25th-28th at Nakano Pocket Square「THE POCKET」. There will be five performances in total over four days.

The story is about a man named George who is obsessed with documenting and preserving the disappearing languages of the world. However, in his own life things are falling apart, and language is at the heart of his problems. Not only is he ignorant of what to say to his wife to keep her from leaving him, he also doesn’t recognize the romantic intentions of his lab assistant toward him. In addition, he is losing his chance to save an especially rare language after its last two native speakers refuse to speak to each other.

Winner of the 2009-2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, “The Language Archive,” is “a quirky, but stunningly well-written story of love, language, and everything in between.”

EVENT: “The Language Archive,” Written by Julia Cho; Directed by Brian Berdanier
WHEN: Feb. 25th-28th

WHERE: Nakano Pocket Square (Click HERE for a map)


The Tokyo International Players (TIP) was founded in 1896. Its members have mainly been made up of talent from the Tokyo foreign community, but Japanese cast members and supporting staff have also played key roles.

The organization, 100% volunteer-run, provides quality English-language entertainment for international audiences. Over its long history, many active members have appeared in professional theatre in Japan and abroad.

TIP is always looking for new on-stage talent, directors, designers, and backstage crew, as well as people to support their various front-of-house, fundraising, and promotional activities. They consider enthusiasm, energy, and a fun-loving nature to be more important than experience.

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