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Stephen Park and Tim Kang

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Michael Potts and Tim Kang

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Sue Jean Kim, Joseph Steven Yang, Stephen Park, and Tim Kang

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Sue Jean Kim and Jessica Love

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Sue Jean Kim and Tim Kang

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Julia Cho photo by Cheshire Isaacs

Aubergine


Mainstage Theater

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      AUG 20
8:00 PM
AUG 21
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
AUG 22AUG 23
7:00 PM •
AUG 24
7:00 PM
AUG 25
8:00 PM
AUG 26
8:00 PM •
AUG 27
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
AUG 28
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
AUG 29AUG 30
7:00 PM
AUG 31
7:00 PM
SEP 1
8:00 PM
SEP 2
8:00 PM
SEP 3
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
SEP 4
2:30 PM •
7:30 PM
SEP 5SEP 6
7:00 PM
SEP 7
7:00 PM
SEP 8
8:00 PM
SEP 9
8:00 PM
SEP 10
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
SEP 11
2:30 PM •
7:30 PM
SEP 12SEP 13SEP 14
7:00 PM
SEP 15
7:00 PM
30&Under Night
SEP 16
8:00 PM
SEP 17
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
SEP 18
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 19SEP 20
7:00 PM
SEP 21
7:00 PM
SEP 22
8:00 PM
SEP 23
8:00 PM
SEP 24
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
SEP 25
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 26SEP 27
7:00 PM
SEP 28
7:00 PM
SEP 29
8:00 PM
SEP 30
8:00 PM
OCT 1
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
OCT 2
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
      
Post-Performance Discussion Open Caption Performance 

We recommend Aubergine for ages 11 and up.

SubPlus and Artistic Director's Circle/Patrons/Gen PH may book beginning June 20.
Subscribers and Friends may book beginning June 27.
FlexPass holders/Members/Young Members may book beginning July 11.
Tickets go on sale to the public July 19.

The show runs 2 hours and 5 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

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Trailer

Aubergine Trailer

In Julia Cho's heartfelt and moving ‘Aubergine,’ a son cooks a meal for his dying father to say everything that words can’t.

Essay

Julia Cho Artist Interview

Julia Cho: I reached a point where I felt, “This is ridiculous that I haven’t written a play in so long.” And what I did on just the most practical level was, I wrote out a contract that said, “I promise I will write every single day until I have a play.” And then I signed it and I dated it. And I kept the promise.

Interview

In Process: Julia Cho

Julia Cho shares how food was a back door to writing ‘Aubergine,’ and how her father's passing impacted her life and writing.

Playwrights' Perspectives

Playwright's Perspective: Julia Cho

There are two dishes, above all, that I associate with my father. The first is ramen. And by “ramen” I mean instant ramen, not the artisanal, simmered-for-40-hours kind of Japanese ramen so popular right now. The latter is undoubtedly more delicious but was entirely unavailable to me in my youth.

Essay

From the Artistic Director: Aubergine

Aubergine is a beautiful, important play. It has been many years since Playwrights Horizons produced Julia’s earlier play, BFE, which was only her second play produced in New York.

Essay

The American Voice: Momentary Grace

When Sah-Jin, the widowed immigrant mother in Julia Cho’s stirring, melancholic ‘99 Histories,’ describes a traumatic parting with the sister she last saw as a teenager in Korea, her story forms around the memory of food.

Essay

Backstory: Remembrance of Meals Past

The connection between taste and memory is a well-documented mystery. We’ve all had the experience, whether at some truck-stop diner or otherwise dull dinner party, in which the taste, smell, and texture of food unexpectedly fuse mid-bite to trigger some long-forgotten, surprisingly detailed memory of another time and place in our lives: the quality of the light, the song on the radio, the stain on the carpet, and the sense of well-being (or lack thereof) these created in us.