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Aubergine - Full Length Play, Drama

Aubergine

Julia Cho

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Full Length Play, Drama

ISBN: 9780822236696

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: DPS Acting Edition
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Full Length Play

Drama

THE STORY: A man shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman falls in love. 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. In this poignant and lyrical play, the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language, and the medium through which life gradually reveals itself.
“…sensitive…deeply sympathetic…AUBERGINE [has] a perceptive sense of the invisible barriers that mysteriously spring up between people, and the equally mysterious impulses that bind them together. It has a cleareyed focus on the sometimes ugly details of impending mortality…” —The New York Times. “The language is lovely, the dramatic structure is impressive…[A] sense of melancholy is beautifully evoked in a sequence of scenes in which parents and children bond—or clash—over meals, a dramatic confirmation that food is, indeed, the fundamental symbol of familial love.” —Variety. “Cho is a precise writer and a lyrical one…[the] scenes are skillful and affecting, cruel and kind…elegantly written…quietly profound…What had seemed a play about food and appetite is ultimately a play about death and loss and the compensations that help us to bear it—love, care, a brick of instant ramen.” —The Guardian (US). “…AUBERGINE delivers a moving meditation on love, loss, and the emotional power of food…[The play] sensitively explores its emotionally fraught situations while infusing them with cathartic humor…AUBERGINE…has a deeply felt emotionality…Anyone who’s ever shared a quiet late-night meal with a loved one, especially one who’s no longer here, will find much to relate to.” —The Hollywood Reporter.
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Julia Cho

Julia Cho's plays include The Language Archive (2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), The Piano Teacher, Durango, BFE, The Architecture of Loss, and 99 Histories. Her plays have been produced at South Coast Repertory, The Vineyard Theatre, The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, East West Players and the Cincinnati Playhouse, among others. view full profile

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