Date & Time
Friday, March 7, 2014
UChicago Students: $15, UChicago Faculty: $25, General Admission: $35-$65
Water by the Spoonful takes a painfully honest and surprisingly humorous look at the unconventional communities we create when we seek redemption from our personal failings. 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. Meanwhile, Eliot’s estranged mother Odessa struggles to stay clean as she moderates a chat room for recovering crack addicts like herself. Dancing artfully from story to story, playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes ties together the lives of each of these lost souls in a play of genuine warmth about forgiveness and redemption.