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Water by the Spoonful

Mainstage | By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Elise Santora

February 15, 2024 – March 3, 2024

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot, a Puerto Rican veteran of the Iraq war, has returned home and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in an online chat room, recovering addicts forge an unbreakable bond of support and love. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) is a heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption, and challenges our notions of family, forgiveness, community, and courage.

Water by the Spoonful gives off a shimmering, sustaining warmth. Ms. Hudes writes with empathy and vibrant humor.”
—Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“Hudes corrals harsh voices and brutal stories into a magnificent whole that is beautiful not because it is lovely but because it is brokenheartedly tender and true.”
—Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

Content warning: While this show is about redemption, family, and love, it also contains adult language and deals with themes of war, PTSD, child neglect, and drug addiction.

Water by the Spoonful (Official Trailer)



Show Dates

Feb. 15–March 3, 2024

Wed | 7 p.m.
Thurs & Fri | 7:30 p.m.
Sat | 5 or 7:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun Matinées | 2 p.m.

American Sign Language interpretation and live audio description are offered during the Saturday, February 24 performance at 5 p.m.

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Standard Seats & Wednesday evening performancesSelect SeatsPremium SeatsUnder 40*
$26starting at $53.50 (15% off for members; 50% off for military*)starting at $60.50 (15% off for members; 50% off for military*)$30

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CC Staff & Faculty

CC Staff and faculty can purchase rush tickets the day of the performance at the FAC front desk for $30. Tickets subject to availability; Must purchase in person and present a CC Gold Card.

Under 40 Years Old

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