What Do Critics Think of Aubergine?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Aubergine?
Julia Cho’s newest work, about family, food, love and grief, plays at Playwrights Horizons.
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Stephen Park and Tim Kang Joan Marcus

The New York premiere of Julia Cho’s Aubergine, directed by Kate Whoriskey, officially opened September 12 at Playwrights Horizons. The playwright’s newest work, which began performances August 19, is a play about our connections to the food we eat, family, love and mortality.

The cast features Michael Potts (Grey Gardens; The Book of Mormon; The Wire), 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).

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.” The limited engagement is scheduled to play through October 2 at Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater.

Read reviews for Aubergine below:

The Guardian

The Hollywood Reporter

The New York Times

NBC New York


Time Out New York



The Washington Post

“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.”

Take a look at production photos below:

The production features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jennifer Moeller and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. Production stage manager is Cole P. Bonenberger.

Tickets to Aubergine 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.

(Updated September 12, 2016)

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