Court Theatre to Present WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, 3/6-4/6
Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of Water by the Spoonful written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and directed by Henry Godinez. Water by the Spoonful will run March 6 - April 6, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00PM.
Water by the Spoonful takes a painfully honest and surprisingly humorous look at the unconventional communities we create when we seek redemption from our personal failings. Iraq war veteran Elliot Ortiz has returned home only to find himself haunted by the ghosts of his past while his overachieving cousin Yaz seeks to define herself amidst the chaos of her family. Meanwhile, Eliot's estranged mother Odessa struggles to stay clean as she moderates a chat room for recovering crack addicts like herself. Dancing artfully from story to story, playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes ties together the lives of each of these lost souls in a play of genuine warmth about forgiveness and redemption.
Now in its 59th season, Court Theatre is guided by its mission to discover the power of classic theatre. Court endeavors to make a lasting contribution to American theatre by expanding the canon of translations, adaptations, and classic texts. Court revives lost masterpieces, illuminates familiar texts, and distinguishes fresh, modern classics. Court engages and inspires its audience by providing artistically distinguished productions, audience enrichment activities, and student educational experiences. Court Theatre is the professional theatre in residence at the University of Chicago continuing to discover the power of classic theatre.