Sometimes a meal is more than just food. A man shares a bowl of berries and a young woman falls in love. A mother meticulously prepares her son’s favorite dish to keep him from leaving home. And a Korean-American son cooks soup for his ailing father to say what words cannot. The perfect bite transcends time and cultural differences in this poetic tale of love, loss and healing by the author of The Language Archive and Office Hour.
Previews: October 19-24, 2019
First Night: October 25, 2019
Regular Performances: October 5 - November 16, 2019
Recommendation: Age 14 and above.
Julia Cho has written the full-length plays, Office Hour, The Language Archive and The Piano Teacher (all of which were premiered at South Coast Repertory), as well as Augergine, Durango, The Winchester House, BFE, The Architecture of Loss and 99 Histories (Pacific Playwrights Festival 2002). They’ve been produced in New York at Roundabout Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop, and regionally at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others. Her honors include the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the National Theatre Conference’s Barrie Stavis Award, the Claire Tow Award for Emerging Artists and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Playwriting. She has been the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant and a Van Lier Fellowship from New York Theatre Workshop. She was also a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School and is an alumna of New Dramatists.