Water by the Spoonful



Fine Arts Center, 30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs, 80903

Event Description

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


$26 – $60.50