Water by the Spoonful is the second play in the trilogy by playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes. This play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and deservedly so. The play had its official opening on Sunday night and runs through March 11th at the Mark Taper Forum.

The first play in Hudes’ trilogy, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue has opened at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The third play, The Happiest Song Plays Last starts previews next week and will be on at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. This marks the first time all three plays in the trilogy have been presented simultaneous in the same city.

This play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
L-R: Josh Braaten, Sean Carvajal, Keren Lugo and Luna Lauren Vélez in “Water by the Spoonful.””

In Water By the Spoonful, four recovering addicts in four different parts of America try to conquer their respective demons – all in an online chat room. The relative calm of their conversations is upended when an Iraq War veteran’s demons join the online conversation.

Appearing in the play are Bernard K. Addison, Josh Braaten, Sean Carvajal, Sylvia Kwan, Keren Lugo, Nick Massouh and Luna Lauren Vélez. Water by the Spoonful is directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.


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