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Date & Time

Sunday, March 9, 2014
2:30 PM

Location

Court Theatre

Admission

UChicago Students: $15, UChicago Faculty: $25, General Admission: $35-$65

More Information

http://www.courttheatre.org/season/show/water_by_the_spoonful/

Contact

Court Theatre
773-753-4472
info@courttheatre.org

Description

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.