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y separately published work icon Where Words Once Were single work   drama   fantasy   children's   - 70min.
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Where Words Once Were
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'Young Orhan lives in a world where words are both very precious and very dangerous. Only 1,000 of them can exist: new ones are forbidden, and anything newly invented takes the place of an existing word, which is then illegal to say. Those who disobey the rules are punished in the strongest way possible. They lose their right to speak and to be spoken of; they become only "…" – a condition that causes them to slowly fade away. When Orhan accidentally takes a pen (a mighty weapon indeed!) from school, he sets in motion an adventure to reclaim lost words.'

Source: Kennedy Center (

Production Details

  • Premiered at the Kennedy center (by which it was commissioned), 5 - 27 November 2016.

    Director: Colin Hovde.

    Cast: Regina Aquino, Marcus Kyd, Chris Lane, Alina Collins Maldonado, and Tony Nam.

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