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Water by the Spoonful

by Quiara Alegría Hudes
directed by Melanie Queponds

Elliot, an Iraq war veteran, struggles to keep his family afloat. Haikumom, an addict in recovery, tries to save strangers from drowning through an online chatroom. Water by the Spoonful moves between the real and online world, proving both spaces have more in common than first meets the eye. This 21st century family drama is a story about redemption, healing, and forgiveness.

Recommended for mature audiences. ​
February 01, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Previews : 1/30 & 1/31
WED - SAT at 7:30 PM
SUN at 2 PM​ 
In the Healy Theatre
(773) 325-7900
The cast features
Shane Novoa Rhoades (Elliot Ortiz),  Claudia Quesada (Haikumom),  Vero Maynez (Yazmin Ortiz),  Krispin Newsome (Chutes & Ladders),  Derek Spaldo (Fountainhead),  Johnny Trần (Ghost),  Carolyn Hu-Bradbury (Orangutan).

The production team includes scenic design by Lindsay Mummert,  costume design by Kiera Pitts, lighting design by Katelyn Le-Thompson, sound design by Gabriela Cordovi Rodriguez, technical direction by Tim Combs, dramaturgy by Mary Kate O’Gara, and stage management by Amanda Blanco.​

Special Events:

2/3: Post-Show Discussion
2/7: Post-Show Discussion ​

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

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