Taos Onstage presents The Language Archive, a sentimental comedy of the heart that explores the mysterious language of love. The Language Archive weaves together the stories of five people in the throes of love. The play centers on George, 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. Comic relief arrives in the form of Alta and Resten, a married couple who are the last remaining native speakers of their language. They have agreed to be interviewed and recorded, but they are not talking to each other. And when they do, it's in English, "the language of anger."
Performances on April 19-22 and 26-29 at the Kachina Lodge, 413 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. Get tickets online at www.taosonstage.com or call 575-224-4587. Ticket cost is $15.