Director davis mccallum provides a brief synopsis of the play, water by the spoonful, appearing at hartford stage october 20 - november 13, 2011.
Inventive and timely, quiara alegria hudes’ pulitzer prize-winning water by the spoonful is a powerful, compassionate look at the meaning of family, and the burdens we must carry to protect it characters.
Out of the three scripts they follow this story water by the spoonful is the best one it doesn't require the reader or viewers to have read the previous script it touches the subject of drug abuse, death, and family. Water by the spoonful is a dramatic play centered on elliot, an iraq war marine veterandue to an injury sustained in war he was honorably discharged, however, he still suffers physically (limps) and psychologically (ptsd) from his time in service.
Water by the spoonful is a play by quiara alegría hudes it won the 2012 pulitzer prize for drama  hudes had previously won the 2008 tony award for best musical for in the heights. As we bring elliot, a soldier's fugue and water by the spoonful to our stages, we invite our community of veterans to share their stories and as a way to honor our military personnel, veterans, and their families, we proudly offer specially-priced tickets through our blue star theatre program.
When i went to see the 2012 pulitzer prize–winning play water by the spoonful, written by quiara alegría hudes, i was very curious about how it got its name the answer was powerful in one of the climaxes of the play, the main character, eliot, reminds his natural mother of the day his “life was cut into two.
Water by the spoonful is a play written by quiara alegria hudesthe second part of a trilogy, this drama depicts the everyday struggles of several people some are tied together by family, while others are tied through their addictions. Water by the spoonful is the second installment in a trilogy of plays that follow elliot, a young veteran of the iraq war the trilogys first play, elliot, a soldiers fugue, was a finalist for the 2007 pulitzer prize and will be published by theatre communications group concurrently with water by the spoonful.