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Aubergine

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Sept. 20-Oct. 20
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Sept. 22-Oct. 20
2 p.m.
Daily from Sept. 24-25
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 16
7:30 p.m.
$25-$55
Theater

Can the simple act of sharing a meal overcome a history of estrangement? Such is the situation presented by Aubergine, a poignant drama from acclaimed playwright Julia Cho. The opening production for Park Square Theatre’s new season, Aubergine centers on Ray, who takes on caregiver responsibilities for his dying father, a man whose vexation at his son’s life choices, including his vocation as a chef, have festered for years. Guided by the sympathetic advice of his father’s head nurse and the assistance of an ex-girlfriend, Ray looks to find some semblance of reconciliation through his most expressive form of communication: his cooking. Setting the table for his directorial debut at Park Square, artistic director Flordelino Lagundino will oversee a thoroughly impressive cast consisting of Sun Mee Chomet, Shanan Custer, Song King, Glenn Kubota, Kurt Kwan, and Darrick Mosley.