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Feb 072018
“Water by the Spoonful” Now Playing At The Mark Taper Forum

L-R: Sylvia Kwan, Luna Lauren Vélez and Bernard K. Addison in the Center Theatre Group production of “Water by the Spoonful” at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz and written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, “Water by the Spoonful” will play through March 11, 2018. For tickets and information, please visit or call (213) 628-2772.
Photo by Craig Schwartz. All Uses © 2018 Craig Schwartz



Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

Opens February 11 and Continues Through March 11


Performances have begun for Center Theatre Group’s production of “Water by the Spoonful” by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play will open on February 11 and continue through March 11, 2018, at the Mark Taper Forum.

The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Bernard K. Addison, Josh Braaten, Sean Carvajal, Sylvia Kwan, Keren Lugo, Nick Massouh and Luna Lauren Vélez.

“Water by the Spoonful” features set design by Adam Rigg, costume design by Raquel Barreto, lighting design by Yi Zhao, sound design by Jane Shaw and projection design by Hannah Wasileski. The production stage manager is David S. Franklin.

A janitor, a software mogul, a college grad and an IRS paper-pusher have one thing in common. Although they live thousands of miles apart, these four people share a secret: they’re recovering addicts who have found a safe haven in an online chat room. There, with liberal doses of jokes and bullying, they help each other navigate the broken terrain of their lives. But when an Iraq War veteran’s tragedy spills over into their cyberhome, everything changes. In this fearless play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (“In the Heights”), worlds virtual and real unfold onstage, challenging our notions of family, forgiveness, community and courage.

When it played off-Broadway, Charles Isherwood of The New York Times said, “‘Water by the Spoonful’ gives off a shimmering, sustaining warmth. Ms. Hudes writes with such empathy and vibrant humor that regeneration and renewal always seem to be just around the corner.”


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