By Julia Cho

Originally produced at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA

February 5–March 27, 2016

About the Premiere Production:


An estranged son, a father who’s ill, a visiting uncle carrying their memories in tow, a woman without an appetite, and a refugee from a forgotten country—they all prove potent ingredients in this bittersweet and moving meditation on family, forgiveness, and the things that nourish us. When language fails, when the past fades, the perfect meal transcends time and culture and says more than words ever can. Julia Cho’s plays have garnered critical praise from New York to Los Angeles. Now she pairs with Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone on the elegant, poignant, and lyrical Aubergine.

Aubergine was commissioned by Berkeley Rep and developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Cast: Safiya Fredericks*, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson*, Tim Kang*, Jennifer Lim*, Jennifer McGeorge, Sab Shimono*, Joseph Steven Yang*


Playwright: Julia Cho

Director: Tony Taccone

Scenic Design: Wilson Chin

Costume Design: Linda Cho

Lighting Design: Juyoun Chang

Composition/ Sound Design: Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen

Projection Design: Aaron Rhyne

Dramaturg: Madeleine Oldham: Dramaturg

Casting: Amy Potozkin, CSA

Translator/ Dialect Coach: Hansol Jung

Stage Manager: Leslie M.Radin*

Additional credits: Assistant Costume Designer, Ricky Lurie; Assistant Director, Brady Brophy-Hilton; Assistant Scenic Designer, A. Ram Kim; Assistant Scenic Designer, Ravi Rakkulchon; Dialect Coach, Lynne Soffer.