Water by the Spoonful

Elliot, a Puerto Rican veteran of the Iraq War, returns home to Philadelphia haunted by demons from the past, his family in flux, and his only career prospect at the local Subway sandwich shop. 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 2013 at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago.



Previews are scheduled to begin mid-December with an opening set for early January 2013

Schedule

Second Stage - Tony Kiser Theatre

(New York, NY)
305 West 43rd Street
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by BroadwayWorld TV - January 17, 2013
The Second Stage Theatre's production of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-Winning drama Water by the Spoonful, written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and directed by Davis McCallum, will extend two weeks through February 10th at Second Stage Theatre (305 W 43rd Street). Second Stage's next production, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, will begin previews on March 7. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!
by Ben Peltz - January 14, 2013
It doesn't happen often, but, fair or not, there's always a little extra pressure put on a play when it comes to New York after having already won the Pulitzer Prize.  Quiara Alegría Hudes, a Pulitzer finalist for both Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue and her co-authorship of In The Heights, was awarded top honors last year for Water By The Spoonful, which was commissioned by Hartford Stage, where it premiered in 2011.  Shortly after, the recently-opened Off-Broadway mounting was placed on Second Stage's schedule.
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2013
Due to critical acclaim and strong ticket sales, the Second Stage Theatre's production of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-Winning drama Water by the Spoonful, written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and directed by Davis McCallum, will extend two weeks through February 10th at Second Stage Theatre (305 W 43rd Street). Second Stage's next production, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, will begin previews on March 7.
by Walter McBride - January 9, 2013
WATER BY THE SPOONFUL began previews on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 and officially opened last night, January 8th, 2013 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). For more information, please visit www.2ST.com. Check out photos from the opening below!
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2013
Second Stage Theatre presents the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Davis McCallum. The company features 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). Check out a first look of the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2012
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 Alegria 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).