Water by the Spoonful

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"Hudes brilliantly taps into both the family ties that bind as well as the alternative cyber universe. . . . Her dialogue is bright, her characters, compelling. . . . It's only when cyber meets the real world that anger gives way to forgiveness and resistance becomes redemption; the heart of the play opens up and the waters flow freely."—Variety

"A very funny, warm and, yes, uplifting play with characters that are vivid, vital and who stay with you long after the play is ...

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Overview

"Hudes brilliantly taps into both the family ties that bind as well as the alternative cyber universe. . . . Her dialogue is bright, her characters, compelling. . . . It's only when cyber meets the real world that anger gives way to forgiveness and resistance becomes redemption; the heart of the play opens up and the waters flow freely."—Variety

"A very funny, warm and, yes, uplifting play with characters that are vivid, vital and who stay with you long after the play is over."—Hartford Courant

"Ms. Hudes possesses a confident and arresting voice."—The New York Times

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Quiara Alegría Hudes's drama is a heartbreaking, funny, and inspiring account of the search for family in both conventional and unconventional places.

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world, while somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts forge an unbreakable bond of support and love. The boundaries of family and friendship are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide.

Water by the Spoonful is the second installment in a trilogy of plays that follow Elliot, a young veteran of the Iraq War. The trilogy's first play, Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize and will be published by Theatre Communications Group concurrently with Water by the Spoonful. The trilogy's final play, The Happiest Song Plays Last, premiered in April 2012 at Chicago's renowned The Goodman Theatre.

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559364386
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 148,720
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Quiara Alegría Hudes is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful, the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights and the Pulitzer Prize finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue. Her other works include Barrio Grrrl!, a children’s musical; 26 Miles; Yemaya’s Belly and The Happiest Song Plays Last, the third piece in her acclaimed trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Touching story of recovery

    I was skeptical about reading a play with no description, but happy I did. I read it in about an hour. If you dont want to purchase, borrow from the library. I dont want to give away the plot, but its about people from diff walks of life dealing with addiction.

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