February 2 – February 19, 2023
Setting: Ray’s childhood home in the suburbs, now
Chef Ray cares for his dying father but struggles to connect with the man who never understood his life’s calling in the kitchen. When his uncle arrives unannounced from Korea to cook an unexpected last meal, they share more in food than they ever could in words. This poignant play explores food as nourishment, not only to the body, but also to our individual heritage and shared humanity.
Performed in English and Korean, and supertitled in both languages, Aubergine offers an intimate look at the ways that heritage, food, and family can transcend language to share love across all kinds of barriers. This production will be directed by Lisa Marie Rollins, and promises a new perspective on the indelible link between food and family.