a play by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Purchase Tickets by phone at (505)424-1601
General Admission: $15
Seniors and Students : $12
“A combination poem, prayer, and app on how to cope in an age of uncertainty, speed and chaos.”
Teatro Paraguas is pleased to present the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful Quiara Alegria Hudes. Hudes skillfully intertwines the story of a returning Iraq War veteran struggling to find meaning in his life with that of a quartet of recovering addicts finding strength and support in a chat room. Using the themes of dissonance and redemption, the play searches for connection across generations, continents and cyberspace. Water by the Spoonful probes the bonds of family and community with humor and lyricism.
Directed by Fran Martone, the Teatro Paraguas production incorporates some of Santa Fe’s most impressive actors: Robert Mesa, Nicole Phelps, Lisa Foster, Johnathan Harrel, Rick Vargas, Roxanne Tapia and Argos MacCallum.
Water by the Spoonful will be presented on March 6-9 and March 13-16. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2pm. Teatro Paraguas is located at 3205 Calle Marie. Call 505 424 1601 for reservations or additional information.
Water by the Spoonful gives off a shimmering, sustaining warmth. Ms. Hudes writes with such empathy and vibrant humor about people helping one another to face down their demons that regeneration and renewal always seem to be just around the corner.” –The New York Times
The damage caused by war and drugs is usually self-evident; that caused by family, less so. But as Quiara Alegría Hudes reminds us in Water by the Spoonful, family — a category that can include the ones we create as well as the ones we’re born into — also has the power to heal. –The Boston Globe.
How many plays make us long for grace? … The play infects us with the urge to find connection within our families and communities and remains with us long after we’ve left the theater. – Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Paula Vogel.