Playwrights Horizons has announced additional details for its 2016-17 season, including casting for the New York premiere of Julia Cho’s Aubergine—set to feature stage and screen star Michael Potts (Grey Gardens; The Book of Mormon; The Wire). It was also announced that Kip Fagan will direct the world premiere of Zayd Dohrn’s The Profane in 2017.
Aubergine, set to begin August 19, will also feature Tim Kang (The Mentalist, The Vampire Diaries), Sue Jean Kim (Assistance, The Drunken City), Jessica Love (The River, The Snow Geese), Stephen Park (The Mindy Project, Person of Interest) and Joseph Steven Yang (Aubergine at Berkeley Rep, Eden, Deface).
The Off-Broadway premiere features direction by Kate Whoriskey and will officially open September 12. Playwrights Horizons bills Cho's work as a poignant and lyrical new play, wherein “the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language.”
“A man shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman falls in love,” read production notes. “A world away, a mother prepares a bowl of soup to keep her son from leaving home. And a son cooks a meal for his dying father to say everything that words can’t.”
The limited engagement is scheduled to play through October 2 at Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater. The production will feature scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jennifer Moeller and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. Production stage manager is Cole P. Bonenberger.
The theatre also announced that Exit Strategy director Fagan will direct The Profane in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater next spring. In Dohrn’s new play, two families are forced to confront each other’s religious beliefs and their own prejudices. Casting and further details will be announced at a later date.
Take a look at opening night photos from Indian Summer, which recently played at Playwrights Horizons:
A Look at Indian Summer Opening Night
Single tickets to Aubergine will be available from July 19. They can be purchased online via TicketCentral.com and Facebook.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office located at 416 West 42nd Street, New York.