Author: Edward Einhorn


Description: Four relative strangers are quarantined with a new disease that causes aphasia, the neurological disorder that takes away one's ability to use language, and are forced to find new ways to communicate.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 12/18/2011
Content Advisory: Cursing (Tourrette-like)
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males

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Keywords: Comedy · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Surrealism/Absurdism

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 1997-1999 · Untitled Theater Company #61

Original Production Information

Linguish was presented by Untitled Theater Company #61 as part of the NEUROfest at Theater 5, New York City, in January 2006, with the following cast and credits:

John: Peter Bean
Beth: Josephine Cashman
Sandy: Uma Incrocci
Michael: Ken Simon
Man: Maxwell Zener

Director: Edward Einhorn
Original Music: William Niederkorn
Set/Lighting Design: Alex Senchak
Costume Designer: Carla Gant
Stage Manager: Courtney Sweeting
Assistant Stage Manager: Jodi Lynn Katz

Previously it was presented as part of the 1997 New York International Fringe Festival, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, with the following cast and credits:

Man: Peter Brown
Sandy: Jennifer Chudy
John: Dominic Cuskern
Michael: Christopher Gabriel
Beth: Erin Kelley

Director: Alexander Harrington
Producer: David A Einhorn
Stage Manager: Molly Hunt