Aglio e Olio (Garlic and Oil)
Theater in the Kitchen on Saturday June 2nd
Aglio e Olio at Auxiliary Projects
June 2nd, 2018 at 7pm
Auxiliary Projects is pleased to present the first Brooklyn performance of Aglio e Olio, a one-woman show that launched in a kitchen in Maplewood, New Jersey, nearly two years ago. The show has been staged more than a dozen times since its debut in June of 2016.
Aglio e Olio (Garlic & Oil) was co-created by Maplewood residents Meg Persichetti, who performs the piece, and Laura Gilkey, who directs. It tells the story of the relationship between a young woman and her father, and the journey they took together as he dealt with terminal cancer. This unique, multi-sensory production is performed entirely in a kitchen while Ms. Persichetti is cooking (what we learn to be) her father’s last meal. Following the performance, audience members enjoy tastings of some of the food mentioned in the story.
“Meg and I are so thrilled with the response Aglio e Olio has received,” said Gilkey. “The growing interest in this play has spread only through word of mouth, and we have continued to add performances long after we thought the run would end. We are delighted to now be able to bring this show to an even broader audience through our fellow artists at Auxiliary Projects.”
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