Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Kang and More in Julia Cho's AUBERGINE at Playwrights Horizons
The Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of Aubergine, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Fabulation, Inked Baby at Playwrights; The Miracle Worker on Broadway; Ruined; Her Requiem), is the opening production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. The show is currently in previews, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Opening Night is set for Monday, September 12 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, October 2 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
The cast features Tim Kang (Kimball Cho on "The Mentalist," "The Vampire Diaries," Aubergine at Berkeley Rep, Richard II at A.R.T.), Sue Jean Kim (Assistance, The Drunken City, BFE at Playwrights; Water by the Spoonful), Jessica Love (Broadway's The River, The Snow Geese, Grace), Stephen Park ("The Mindy Project," "Person of Interest," "Elementary"), Obie Award winner Michael Potts (Grey Gardens; Mud, River, Stone at Playwrights; The Book of Mormon; The America Play, "True Detective") and Joseph Steven Yang (Aubergine at Berkeley Rep, Eden, Deface).
A man (Mr. Kang) shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman (Ms. Kim) falls in love. A world away, a mother prepares a bowl of soup to keep her son (Mr. Park) from leaving home. And a son (Mr. Park) cooks a meal for his dying father (Mr. Kang) to say everything that words can't. In Julia Cho's poignant and lyrical new play, the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language, and the medium through which life gradually reveals itself.
The production will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Derek McLane, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Tony Award winner Peter Kaczorowski and sound design by M.L. Dogg. Production Stage Manager is Cole P. Bonenberger.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus