Oakton’s ‘The Language Archive’ examines unique ways of communication Oct. 26-29, Nov. 2-5

(Oct. 6, 2017) Oakton Community College will present “The Language Archive,” a poetic, whimsical, quirky and tender story about a man who spends his life studying dying languages but has trouble expressing himself to those around him, Oct. 26-29 and Nov. 2-5, at its Studio One Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

Written by award-wining playwright Julia Cho and directed by Paul Cook, “The Language Archive” focuses on how words form human connections when the lives of five people are imaginatively weaved together as they discover that no matter how many words they can speak, it's the heart’s language that matters most.

A special $5 preview of “The Language Archive” takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Regular performances are 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. The “Language Archive” concludes its run at Oakton the following week with shows at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2; 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 3; 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors and $6 for groups of 15 more. Purchase online at www.oakton.edu/tickets or call 847-635-1900.