Strangers and Linguish


By Edward Einhorn
Directed by Edward Einhorn

January 2006
at Theater 5 in New York
Part of the NEUROfest


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


Peter Bean*
Josephine Cashman*
Uma Incrocci*
Nancy Nagrant
Ken Simon
Maxwell Zener

*Member of Actors Equity Association

Linguish posits a disease which causes aphasia, the neurological disorder that takes away one's ability to use language. Four relative strangers are among the first to be affected, and are thrown together in quarantine. As the disease affects them, they are forced to try to find new ways to communicate. In Strangers a man and a woman are in what seems to be a waiting room. Is it a doctor's waiting room? If so, what's wrong?


Strangers & Linguish was presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual conference in Chicago, IL in March 2007.  The cast and crew were the same as above.

Linguish was originally presented at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center as part of the New York International Fringe Festival in August 1997 with the following cast and production team:

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

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

Artwork by R. Keith Rugg