Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins us with her weekly review of one of the region's many thespian offerings. Today, it's Aubergine, the new play by Julia Cho that's on stage at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre.
Aubergine is a story about the complexity of family relationships and the emotional power of food. The play centers on a Korean family that's struggling to bridge generational and cultural divides, and the foods and culinary traditions that help the family members find each other across those divides.
Produced in association with Olney Theatre Center and directed by Everyman's founding artistic director, Vincent Lancisi, Aubergine features Tony Nam (as Ray); Glenn Kubota (Ray's father); Song Kim (Ray's uncle); Jefferson Russell (Lucien); Eunice Bae (Cornelia); and Megan Anderson (Diane/hospital worker).
Aubergine continues at Everyman Theatre through Sunday, April 15th.