sundays, thursdays, fridays, saturdaysThe Language ArchiveSeattle Public Theater at the BathhouseSpeak the Speech!
SPT presents the Seattle Premiere of Julia Cho's
THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
at the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake
May 17 June 9, 2013
SEATTLE, WA SPT is proud to present the Seattle Premiere of 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner Julia Chos The Language Archive running May 17-June 9, 2013 at the historic Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake.
ABOUT THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
"To communicate is our passion and our despair." -William Golding, Free Fall.
George is a linguist devoted to saving dying languages yet he can't find the words to keep his own marriage from falling apart. His lonely assistant, Emma, is so desperately in love with George that she tries to learn Esperanto to tell him so. Meanwhile, the last two speakers of an indigenous tongue refuse to speak to each other. Will their language perish forever out of spite? Language and love are the twin themes of this poetically inventive excursion into the difficulty of finding words for what lies in our hearts.
"Uniquely blends absurdest farce with sentimental comedy." LA Times.
"Quirky, but ravishingly well-written piece that is smart, funny, deep and tender." OC Weekly.
"When I first read the description of The Language Archive, I fell in love with the idea of a linguist who has all the languages in the world, but can't communicate with the one who matters most," says director Shana Bestock. "Julia Cho's writing is lyrical, poetic and punchy. It's the perfect blend of grief and joy, despair and passion. It's the kind of love story I live for--a story about idiosyncratic and quirky people trying unsentimentally to express deep, confusing, fluctuating emotions, and the ways in which words--for all their marvelous mellifluous possibilities--can fail us in our moments of deepest need for connection."
The Language Archive features the acting talents of Candace Vance, Heather Persinger, John Murray, Julie Jamieson, and Mike Dooly.
The Language Archive is directed by Shana Bestock, stage managed by Blair Feehan and features the design talents of Craig Wollam (Scenic Design), Tim Wratten (Lighting Design), Evan Mosher (Sound Design), Pete Rush (Costume Design), and Cole Hornaday (Props).
Your Turn to Speak! Is love a language? Can there be language without love or love without language? Come explore these notions and more during our special post-show discussion on Saturday, June 1st following our 7:30pm evening performance. The Language Archive cast and crew will be joined by guest panelists including Leland Ross, Delegate of the World Esperanto Association for Seattle, Zaki Abdelhamid, Program Director of Humanities Washington and producer of Speakers Bureau and Think and Drink conversation programs, and dialect and vocal coach Gin Hammond.
The Language Archive previews Thursday, May 16th, performances run May 17-June 9, 2013. Tickets may be purchased by
may 19Kids Rock'n Dance PartyNectar LoungeFun for the whole family - DJ, dancing, arts and activities. Bubble machine will be on and patio open for sunshine! Full menu and bar available for parents 21+ may 22Listen Well, Learn WellSacarin CenterAttend this free presentation to learn about the Tomatis method for improving listening skills in those with learning disabilities, speech and language difficulties, neuro-developmental delays, Autism, AD/HD, Sensory Integration and Processing Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders, Sound Sensitivity and Misophonia, behavior regulation and anxiety. Dr. Alfred Tomatis theorizes listening skills play a central role in everyone's learning, social, cognitive and motor development. Solve problems this summer for an improved next school year and life! may 31Kids Drive-In Movie Night: Wall-EMOHAI at Lake Union ParkA perfect date night treat! Kids will spend the evening with MOHAI's educators while parents are free to enjoy the terrific bars and restaurants in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Back at the museum, we'll make cardboard cars for our very own "drive-in", and then watch a movie in MOHAI's Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium. A snack will be provided; please notify museum staff of any allergies or dietary restrictions when registering. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. jun 1Northwest Boychoir Announces Open Auditions for New MembersUniversity Heights CenterThe Northwest Boychoir will hold open auditions for new members on Saturday, June 1, 2013 for fall enrollment at its offices at the University Heights Community Center in Seattle's University District. Boys currently in Kindergarten-Third grades who will be between the ages of 6 - 9 in September are eligible to audition. No previous music or vocal training is necessary. Auditions are by appointment.
Audition appointments are scheduled through the Northwest Choirs office by calling (206) 524-3234. Auditions are private and low-key, designed to make those auditioning feel comfortable and relaxed. Auditions are about 15 minutes long, and parents are strongly encouraged to be present.
Founded in 1974, the Northwest Boychoir enrolls about 150 young singers annually in five levels of training choirs. Members represent 115 public and private schools in the greater Seattle area. Northwest Boychoir music staff members are trained musicians and music educators. Members enjoy the benefit of small classes and focused instruction.
Recognized as one of the nations premier children's choral programs, the Northwest Boychoir serves as the official singing ambassadors of Washington State as recognized by five consecutive governors. The Northwest Boychoir also maintains a long-standing professional relationship with the Seattle Symphony - affording members the opportunity to perform regularly with the regions world-class symphony orchestra.
For more information regarding auditions or the Northwest Boychoir, call 206-524-3234 or visit the website at www.nwchoirs.org.
jun 1DIY History Workshop: Caring for Clothing and TextilesMOHAI at Lake Union ParkEver wonder how to take care of that family wedding dress or treasured quilt? MOHAI costume and textiles collection specialist Clara Berg will teach you the basics of costume and textiles care and allow you to try your hand with practical tutorials. jun 8Queering the History Musuem SymposiumMOHAI at Lake Union ParkMOHAI hosts the second annual Queering the Museum Symposium, a community event exploring themes and concepts about the representation of LGBT/Q people in museums. This year's symposium focuses on history museums and includes the opportunity to give input on an LGBT/Q history exhibition MOHAI will host in its Community Gallery in 2014. More details will be available in April. jun 15Seattle International Dance Festival at MOHAIMOHAI at Lake Union ParkMOHAI is pleased to serve as a venue for the Seattle International Dance Festival's "Art-on-the-Fly" event in South Lake Union. Aerialists from The Cabiri will perform in MOHAI's stunning Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium, and other artists will bring to life different aspects of the building's architecture through dance. jun 15 - nov 3Still Afloat: A Contemporary History of Seattle's Floating HomesMOHAI at Lake Union ParkCelebrate summer at MOHAI with a unique exhibit exploring one of Seattle's most iconic images: the floating home! Through photos, narratives, and objects, learn how this diverse community has grown and changed over the years. Also see the intricate systems that bring modern comforts to a house on the water through a scale model of a floating home. jun 21 - jun 2342nd Annual Fremont FairFremont NeighborhoodThe 42nd Annual Fremont Fair is a community celebration June 21-23, 2013, that draws 100,000 guests to experience the quirky character of Seattle's eclectic and artistic Fremont neighborhood. Coinciding with Fremont Arts Councils Solstice Parade, the Fremont Fair includes performances by local bands, arts and crafts shopping, food and drink, artistic expression, a 5K run, and fun for young and old all coming together to celebrate Fremonts delibertas quirkas culture.
Friday, June 21, 4pm-11pm, on the Redhook Main Stage and Main Stage Beer Garden
Saturday, June 22, 10am-8pm, late night festivities until 11pm (Solstice Parade at 3pm)
Sunday, June 23, 11am-6pm
Cost and Information:
FREE! Donations made at the Fairs information booths and beer gardens benefit a number of area non-profits including the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and Solid Ground, a local poverty-focused non-profit who originated and produced the Fair for nearly 40 years.
Seattles Fremont neighborhood main activities occur west of Fremont Avenue North on N 35th Street and North 34th Street/Canal Street.
See exciting features at this years Fair including:
Friday Night Pre-Party: Kick off your Fremont Fair weekend at the Friday Night Pre-Party, June 21 from 4-11pm. Celebrate the Solstice until the sun goes down while you quench your thirst on your favorite summer brews and listen to live music on the Redhook Main Stage.
Shopping: More than 300 pop up shops will line the streets of Fremont featuring handmade crafts, colorful world imports and novel creations.
Fremont Solstice Parade: Starting at 3pm on Saturday, June 22, the Fremont Art Council presents the 25tj Annual Solstice Parade!
Seattle Art Car Blowout: See more than 50 funky decorated art cars on display.
Live Music: With four stages, both Saturday and Sunday will be filled with unique live music varying from jazz to rock, groove to electro-funk!
Dog Parade: Paralleling its human counter part- the Fremont Art Councils Solstice Parade-fairgoers are invited to bring their four-legged friends on Sunday to participate in the 3rd Annual Fremont Fair Dog Parade.
jun 22Greet the Dodge Challenger Race CarMOHAI at Lake Union ParkIn 1981, Seattle drag racer Al Young drove a 1970 Dodge Challenger to win the American Hot Rod Associations World Championship. Now, that car is part of MOHAI's collection, and this summer, will be put on display in the museum's Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium. Celebrate the Dodge Challenger's debut and kick off summer at this special program for all ages. Several times throughout the day, Al Young will talk about his 25 years racing the Challenger and share stories from the track, and MOHAI's Family Lab will feature race-car themed activities. jun 23JOHN PRINE with DUSTIN BENTALL AND KENDEL CARSONWoodland Park ZooSome four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine has stayed at the top of his game, both as a performer and songwriter. Recently honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, hes been elevated from the annals of songwriters into the realm of bonafide American treasures. Long considered a songwriters songwriter, John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, and many others. jun 30Old Crow Medicine Show with Parker MilsapWoodland Park ZooOld Crow Medicine Show got its start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions. jul 7Huey Lewis & The News: Sports 30th Anniversary TourWoodland Park Zoo2013 marks the 30th anniversary of one the most influential and celebrated albums in pop/rock history. Peaking at #1 on the Billboard Charts, selling over 10 million copies worldwide, a Grammy Award, and a Diamond Award in Canada, SPORTS is the anthem of a generation.
In 2013 Huey Lewis and the News are commemorating the milestone with their SPORTS 30th Anniversary World Tour. Fans will hear the band perform the songs from SPORTS, plus many other hits and surprises.
jul 17John Hiatt & The Combo with Holly WilliamsWoodland Park ZooJohn Hiatt builds on the worldwide success of his last album Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns, that featured the Top 20 single Adios To California, with his new album Mystic Pinball. Part of the key to Holly Williams success as a singer-songwriter is that its never been her mission to try and live up to the legacy cast by her famous and prolific father and grandfatherHank Jr. and Sr., respectivelynor has she spent a lot of time trying to live it down. jul 24An evening with Randy NewmanWoodland Park ZooRandy Newman has long been one of the most musically and lyrically ambitious singer-songwriters ever to be at play in the fields of popular music. Critics laude the musical depth, edge and literary quality of his lyrics, especially in his noted foray into film composing. He has been been nominated for nineteen Oscars, including his first Oscar win for Best Original Song for Monsters Inc., earned an Emmy and several Grammys. In 2010, Newman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. jul 26LeAnn RimesWoodland Park ZooDoing the unexpected has almost become expected of LeAnn Rimes. From her hit Blue nearly 15 years ago to her impressive concept album of classic country standards, Lady & Gentlemen, LeAnn has always bravely followed her own inner compass and consistently maintained her musical integrity rather than simply following the musical trends of the day. Listening to her instincts has resulted in album sales of more than 40 million, two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. tuesdays, wednesdaysIndigo Girls with Lindsay FullerWoodland Park ZooOn their fourteenth studio album, Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls deliver a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. Alternating richly textured storytelling with moody ruminations on modern-world worries, Beauty Queen Sister reveals a fierce longing for a more idyllic existence while still celebrating the extraordinary in everyday living. Thanks to its graceful mix of openhearted songwriting and lush, intricate arrangementsnot to mention powerful performances by the band and their brigade of guest musiciansBeauty Queen Sister ultimately allows the listener to slip into the sort of dreamy serenity that Amy Ray and Emily Saliers sing of striving for throughout the record. aug 7Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with JJ Grey & MofroWoodland Park ZooGrammy nominee Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has dubbed his signature sound "Supafunkrock"stirring together New Orleans jazz, funk and soul, laced with hard-rock power chords and hip-hop beats. JJ Grey comes from a long tradition of Southern musical storytellers and, like the best of the great Southern writers, he fills his songs with details that are at once vivid and personal, political and universal. aug 11Todd Snider's Traveling Folk Show featuring Shawn Mullins, Hayes Carll, Sarah JaroszWoodland Park ZooTodd Snider is on the happy back end of happy hour at a favorite East Nashville bar, talking about his new album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. Since we last heard from Shawn Mullins on 2008s honeydew, the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter and bandleader has undergone a series of transformative experiences, leading to a second coming for the veteran artist. Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 35-year old Texan is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking. Just a few months away from graduating from New England Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree in Contemporary Improvisation, Sarah has attracted fans of folk, rock, country and old time music with her voice and multi-instrumental abilities, not only through her records, but also an aggressive touring schedule, sandwiched between academics.