Water by the spoonful a disappointment at mark taper sm. Mar 11, 2018 center theatre groups production of pulitzer finalist elliot, a soldiers fugue at the kirk douglas theatre january 27 through february 25, 2018 and pulitzer winner water by the spoonful at the mark taper forum january 31 through march 11 will be joined by latino theater companys production of the final installment of the trilogy the. Jan 09, 20 water by the spoonful, the pulitzer prizewinning play by quiara alegria hudes, at the second stage theater, is a moving collage of lives in crisis. Water by the spoonful major character analysis supersummary. A vets haunted homecoming in water by the spoonful. Water by the spoonful was originally commissioned and. Mar 11, 2014 chicago premiere water by the spoonful march 6 april 6 at court theatre in chicago winner of the 2012 pulitzer prize for drama by quiara alegria hudes directed by henry godinez. Champa, joshua schmidt, pulitzer prize winner, second stage theatre, new york, sydney arts guide, mark pigott. From glossary to playwright info, to concepts, we have compiled this information all at the ready with a click of the mouse. Elliot ortiz the play directions describe elliot as an iraq vet with a slight limp, works at subway sandwich shop, scores an occasional job as a model or actor 4. Part 1 orangutan logs on from japan, her postings indicate that shes having a hard time staying.
Stage and screen actor chris henry coffey will replace original star bill heck in the final week of offbroadways water by the spoonful, skip to main content. Frankie faison, orangutan sue jean kim, and fountainhead bill heck all deal with their addiction to crack. Water by the spoonful, part of quiara alegria hudess trilogy, opens march 5 at the studio theatre. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. The second part of a trilogy, this drama depicts the everyday struggles of several people. Jan 14, 20 bill heck and liza colonzayas water by the spoonful at second stage theatre through february 10, 20 by quiara alegria hudes directed by davis mccallum. Any conquest, however small, cant be fully assessed without considering the cost of achieving it, the failures that preceded it and the environment in which it occurred. A funny thing happened on the way to the mark taper forum to water by the spoonful, quiara alegria hudes pulitzerprize winning play. Water by the spoonful is about a puerto rican war veteran who served in iraq and his attempt to adapt to civilian life. New york the middle installment of a trilogy that began in 2006 with elliot, a soldiers fugue, quiara alegria hudes 2012 pulitzer winner, water by the spoonful, is sharpest when that. Water by the spoonful theater in new york time out. It also explores the new ways we relate to one another meaning, online and the search for connection.
She earned a ba in music from yale university and a mfa in playwriting from brown university. Water by the spoonful, the pulitzer prizewinning play by quiara. She wanted something distinctly american and felt that the thorny, improvisational nature of jazz captured the tone of the world she was envisioning, which. There are a variety of elements you will find within this web page. First look at bill heck, sue jean kim, and more in. The main protagonist elliot is damaged and is trying to deal with all his issues by not moving forward. Just when youve pegged water as a domestic drama about a hispanic clan, hudes broadens her canvas into cyberspace.
New york ap any conquest, however small, cant be fully assessed without considering the cost of achieving it, the failures that preceded it and the environment in which it occurred. He is twentyfour years old, puerto rican, odessas birth son, and yazmins cousin. Chris henry coffey replaces bill heck as fountainhead. Goodreads members who liked water by the spoonful also liked.
Water by the spoonful is underwritten by steve and linda skalet. A fact from water by the spoonful appeared on wikipedia s main page in the did you know. Pulitzer prizewinning water by the spoonful opens offbroadway. Water by the spoonful was born in 2005 at page 73 theatre company in nyc when mrs. Water by the spoonful is warm and generous but unsurprising. Water by the spoonful is quiara algeria hudes pulitzer winning play.
Orangutan sue jean kim and fountainhead bill heck who, we gradually realize, are in a chat room for crack addicts moderated by haikumom aka odessa liza colonzayas. In this forum a japanese adoptee, orangutan sue jean kim, an irs employee, chutes and ladders frankie faison, and a hotshot internet entrepreneur, fountainhead bill heck, come together to give support, demand honesty, and ultimately forge strong bonds that. Water by the spoonful at center theatre group, performances. The connection between the two groups is not revealed until just before intermission. Sue jean kim, and the sarcastic, godfearing black man is chutes and ladders frankie faison. Water by the spoonful, at the second stage theater the. Water by the spoonful was first commissioned and produced by the hartford stage in hartford, connecticut. Sep 18, 2015 water by the spoonful is the second installment in a trilogy of plays that follow elliot, a young veteran of the iraq war. Water by the spoonful offbroadway water by the spoonful elliot, a puerto rican veteran of the iraq war, returns home to philadelphia haunted by demons from the past, his family in flux, and his. Second stage theatre presents the 2012 pulitzer prizewinning play, water by the spoonful, written by quiara alegria hudes, directed. The program for water by the spoonful at the mark taper forum. So its interesting to watch quiara alegria hudes humane and lively new play water by the spoonful which surprised many by winning the 2012. This study guide consists of approximately 50 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of water by the spoonful. Please choose two of the current social issues explored by water by the spoonful and discuss why the play is effective in serving as a record of this issue well as exploring and making social commentary on said issue.
The play is the second in a trilogy focused on an injured. For water by the spoonful, studios partners are give an hour and n street village. Sep 25, 2012 water by the spoonful is the second installment in a trilogy of plays that follow elliot, a young veteran of the iraq war. Elliot ortiz, 24, an iraq vet with a slight limp, works at. Hudes does a great job of inserting online slang to draw you into their world, but despite wellwritten banter, their scenes are somewhat offputting for several reasons. The ghost the ghost is a physical manifestation of elliots posttraumatic stress disorder from fighting in iraq. Talkin broadway offbroadway water by the spoonful 1. Iraq war veteran elliot ortiz has returned home only to find himself haunted by the ghosts of his past while his overachieving cousin yaz seeks to define herself amidst the chaos of her family. Water by the spoonful cast list on, the most comprehensive source for broadway shows, broadway tickets and broadway information. Theater news bill heck, sue jean kim and more to pour water by the spoonful at second stage. It opened on october 26, 2011, and featured the following creative team and cast. Hudes writes with such empathy and vibrant humor that regeneration and renewal always seem to be just around the corner. Water by the spoonful please choose two of the current. Water by the spoonful examines how families and the communities that we belong to can influence our choices and help or hurt us.
The trilogys first play, elliot, a soldiers fugue, was a finalist for the 2007 pulitzer prize and will be published by theatre communications group concurrently with water by the spoonful. Find books like water by the spoonful from the worlds largest community of readers. In the end, orangutan and chutes and ladders obviously usernames on the support. This woman also is the site administrator for the internet group, which includes an aging black man frankie faison, a hyperactive young woman sue jean kim adopted from japan as a baby and a. This theater image released by the hartman groups shows bill heck, left, and liza colonzayas during a performance of water by the spoonful, a play by quiara alegria hudes. Family bonds, music play together in quiara alegria hudess. Conversations and connections around water by the spoonful. Faison,quiara alegria hudes, sue jean kim,liza colonzayas,carol bachman,armando riesco,bill heck where. Water by the spoonful by quiara alegria hudes directed by davis mccallum cast. As befits a play called water by the spoonful, plenty of h2o courses. Water by the spoonful a second stage theatre production.
Water by the spoonful stretches from philadelphia across america all the way to japan and puerto rico, and deals with themes of addiction and recovery from more than just substances, family estrangement and strangers becoming families online, and the forgiveness and reclamation of our roots through nature. This online actor packet is to provide you with some useful tools as we begin our journey into water by the spoonful. Author and playwright quiara alegria hudes, the first latina to win a pulitzer award for drama, has brought us a new offbroadway masterpiece with water by the spoonful, a story about an iraq war veteran struggling to find his place in the world. Click here to buy water by the spoonful tickets today. Water by the spoonful takes place several years after, elliot, a veteran, has returned to his home in philadelphia after being wounded while serving in iraq. The play shows elliot trying to overcome his past, but it also shows that hes having difficulties moving on. Water by the spoonful is a play written by quiara alegria hudes. But all of these struggles subplots ultimately bring the characters together. Bill heck, sue jean kim and more to pour water by the. The opening night after party for water by the spoonful. Water by the spoonful, is a play that focuses on struggles of redemption. Some are tied together by family, while others are tied through their addictions. Water by the spoonful is part two of a trilogy that began with, elliot a soldiers fugue and ends with the happiest song plays last. Water by the spoonful symbols and motifs supersummary.
Either way, water by the spoonful arouses interest. Water by the spoonful, the second play in the trilogy, was jazzand in particular, the dissonant and atonal work of visionary saxophonist and composer john coltrane see sidebar on page 54. Water by the spoonful in new york time out new york. Sue jean kim brings a great deal of invention to orangutan, a young and adorably manic japaneseamerican girl. Jan 08, 20 a vets haunted homecoming in water by the spoonful quiara alegria hudes pulitzer prizewinning drama opens offbroadway on tuesday. The opening scene tells the readeraudience that elliot is haunted by an. So it goes for quiara alegria hudes water by the spoonful, a. During the 2014 season, studio theatre is partnering with national and local nonprofits whose missions connect with the content of its productions. Much like the ghost, elliot cannot avoid the source of. Dramatists play service, one of the premier playlicensing and theatrical publishing agencies in the world, was formed in 1936 to foster national opportunities for playwrights by publishing affordable editions of their plays and handling the performance rights to these works. The prescription of water by the spoonful also serves as a metaphor for the entire play. Zabryna guevara and armando riesco in water by the spoonful.
Colonzayas, riesco, heck, faison, and kim richard termine. The audience never learns who the ghost represents or why the ghost keeps asking for his passport back. Family bonds, music play together in quiara alegria hudess water by the. Almost all the characters in this moving collage of lives in crisis have a grim history and yet water by the spoonful gives off a shimmering, sustaining warmth.
Sue jean kim, known only by her screen name, orangutan, whos got issues related to her adoption. Author of in the heights of the tony award best musical brings a story of an american soldier and the american family. Liza colonzayas odessa, frankie faison chutes and ladders, zabryna guevara yaz, bill heck fountainhead, sue jean kim orangutan, armando riesco elliot, ryan shams policeman, professor aman ghost. The opening night after party for water by the spoonful held at dave and busters restaurant featuring. Water by the spoonful 2012 offbroadway tickets, news. Orangutan sue jean kim ghost professor aman policeman ryan shams on january 27th, 20, second stage also hosted a nyc inviteonly marathon of hudes elliot trilogy, with the first and last installments performed as readings and a full production of water by the spoonful. In advance of the 2014 university of iowa theatre mainstage seasons opening production, water by the spoonful, dramaturg madison colquette speaks with the playwright and the ui performances director about the captivating stories found within this pulitzerwinning work for the stage. Surprise would be an understatement to describe the reaction when water by the spoonful was awarded last years pulitzer prize for drama. Water by the spoonful bill heck and liza colonzayas in this pulitzer prizewinning play by quiara.
Water by the spoonful turns out to be a thoughtful, inventive, occasionally funny, at times moving story about addiction about forgetting the unforgettable and forgiving the unforgivable in order to move on. Directed by lileana blaincruz, it began with lively opening dialogue between elliot, sean carvajal a young marine who served in iraq and his cousin yazmin keren lugo. Water by the spoonful 2012 pulitzer prize for drama elliot, a soldiers fugue. The ghost symbolizes the pain and trauma that haunts elliot. Water by the spoonful although it doesnt fully achieve its lofty aspirations, quiara alegria hudes 2012 pulitzer prizewinning drama water by the spoonful makes an urgent plea for the human. Water by the spoonful stars bill heck, ryan shams, zabryna guevara, frankie faison, sue jean kim, liza colonzayas and armando riesco strike a. Water by the spoonful by quiara alegria project muse johns. The page 73 playwriting fellowship is only given out to one playwright per year and provides year long financial and artistic support to earlycareer playwrights who have not had wide recognition or production success in new york city. These include the young seeker orangutan sue jean kim, middleaged paperpusher chutes and ladders frankie faison, and wealthy fountainhead bill heck. Water by the spoonful details family bonds, real and. Oct 02, 2015 it is later revealed that the cause of odessas infant daughters death, dehydration, which could have been easily prevented through the spoonfuls of water, was the result of odessas disregard. Telemundos odalys molina leads a panel discussion with water by the spoonful playwright quiara alegria hudes, director davis mccallum, and cast members ryan.
Pulitzer prize winner water by the spoonful opens off. Sue jean kim frenetically fixated on finding her birth parents. Water by the spoonful although it doesnt fully achieve its lofty aspirations. Hudes had been producing plays since the age of fifteen and attended brown university to study under the tutelage of paula vogel. Water by the spoonful, at the second stage theater the new.844 912 1580 271 350 1332 197 1326 1201 1348 848 700 1229 870 537 143 883 960 1615 1119 1594 765 302 61 143 965 886 597 555 1299 332 215 459 1027 639