All three plays in Quiara Alegría Hudes's Elliot trilogy will be presented in Los Angeles starting next month.
All three plays in Quiara Alegría Hudes's Elliot trilogy will be presented in Los Angeles starting next month.
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Quiara Alegría Hudes's Elliot trilogy — a series of three plays revolving around Elliot Ortiz, a Puerto Rican Iraq War veteran from Philadelphia — will be presented concurrently in Los Angeles.

Center Theatre Group will present the first two plays in the trilogy: Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue at Kirk Douglas Theatre January 27-February 25, 2018, and Pulitzer winner Water by the Spoonful at Mark Taper Forum January 31-March 11. And the Latino Theater Company will present the final installment of the cycle, The Happiest Song Plays Last, at Los Angeles Theatre Center February 17-March 19.

"It's really thrilling to get a chance to see the plays produced back to back for the first time in a single city," said Hudes in a statement. "You see one play, and you get that beginning, middle, end — you get that story. But you see two, three of the plays, you get that sense of family all of a sudden. You've gone through it over time with this family. So I think the ending of the entire trilogy lands in a deeper way. The laughs get deeper, the pain gets more pronounced. Hopefully the plays are resonating off of each other in ways that will yield rewards."

For more information on Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue, click here.

For more information on Water by the Spoonful, click here.

For more information on The Happiest Song Plays Last, click here.