Complete Cast Announced for WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Second Stage: Frankie Faison, Liza Colon-Zayas and More

Second Stage Theatre has announced the casting for its upcoming production of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Davis McCallum. The company will feature LIZA COLÓN-ZAYAS (Second Stage's Living Out, Our Lady of 121st Street), Frankie R. Faison (The Wire, Tony nominee for Fences), Zabryna Guevara (Chimichangas and Zoloft, Taper's Burn This), Bill Heck (Angels in America), Sue Jean Kim (Assistance, The Hallway Trilogy), and Armando Riesco (Elliot in Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue).

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL will begin previews on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 and officially open on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). For more information, please visit

Elliot returns home to Philadelphia to reconnect with his Puerto Rican family after his time spent serving in Iraq. Upon arriving, he finds his family in flux and his career prospects limited. When his mother's online support group begins to overshadow his aspirations for the future, the real and online worlds – one forged by blood, another by survival – collide in this funny, urgent and timely 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner.

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL is the second in a trilogy of plays that began with Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, a play about a young Marine coming to terms with his time in Iraq and his father's and grandfather's service in Vietnam and Korea. The third play in the trilogy, The Happiest Song Plays Last, is scheduled to make its world premiere in April, 2013 at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL will have scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by ESosa, lighting design by Russell Champa, sound design by Josh Schmidt, and projection design by Aaron Rhyne.

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