Quiara Alegría Hudes' Water by the Spoonful Set to Begin Performances
Kel Haney directs the production at Premiere Stages.
The Premiere Stages production of Quiara Alegría Hudes' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful begins performances tonight at Zella Fry Theatre, Vaughn Eames Hall. Performances are set to run through July 31. Kel Haney directs.
Water by the Spoonful is described as follows: "In this stirring portrait of redemption and forgiveness, Elliot, an Iraqi War vet, and his cousin Yazmin, a recent divorcée, search for a way out from the shadows. Odessa, Elliott's estranged mother, has found her escape: a new online family of fellow addicts who she can keep stable and sober each and every day. As the fractured family negotiates the limitations of loyalty, friendship, and community, they also discover acceptance and grace. The play was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
"The power of unlikely friendships in impacting social change is a key component in a line-up that promises to inspire as well as resonate with audiences this season," said John J. Wooten, producing artistic director of Premiere Stages. "The shielding of secrets and the search for redemption are the prevailing themes in these topical and thought-provoking plays we'll be sharing with New Jersey audiences for the very first time."