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Water by the Spoonful

  • Teatro Paraguas, Second Space 3205 Calle Marie, Suite A Santa Fe, NM, 87507 United States (map)

Ironweed Productions presents

Water by the Spoonful

By Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed by Valli Marie Rivera

Ironweed Productions presents Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes as part of a collaboration with Teatro Paraguas and the Santa Fe Playhouse to bring her three-play cycle, The Elliot Trilogy, to Santa Fe! Water by the Spoonful, a searing 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner, grapples with the cost of war and addiction on human lives and explores the healing and redemptive power of family — the family into which we are born and the one that we create for ourselves. The production features a dynamic ensemble of actors from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Los Angeles including Juan Mendoza Solis, Cristina Vigil, Alicia Lueras Maldonado, Frida Mercury, Dmetrius Conley-Williams, Evan Dalzell, and Santiago Candelaria.

And don't miss the opportunity to see the entire Trilogy, which also includes Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue (Teatro Paraguas) and The Happiest Song Plays Last (The Santa Fe Playhouse). The three plays follow Elliot Ortiz from the battlegrounds of Iraq, to a Subway sandwich shop in his home of Philadelphia, to his roots in Puerto Rico, and back to the Middle East to confront a past that has haunted him since the war. The plays span four generations and over 60 years, delving into the impact of war and addiction on families and how redemption can be found within intergenerational care, compassion, and wisdom.

September 26th will begin a rolling three-week run of each play in the trilogy: Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue opens September 26, Water by the Spoonful opens October 3 and The Happiest Song Plays Last  opens October 10. The weekend of October 10, all three plays will be running concurrently. Thus, audience members will have the opportunity to see the trilogy over five weekends, or, if they are visiting tourists, the opportunity to see the trilogy within the space of one weekend. 

Performance Dates for Water by the Spoonful:
Thursday • October 3 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • October 4 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • October 5 • 2 p.m.
Saturday • October 5 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • October 6 • 2 p.m.
Thursday • October 10 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • October 11 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • October 12 • 2 p.m.
Saturday • October 12 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • October 13 • 2 p.m.
Thursday • October 17 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • October 18 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • October 19 • 2 p.m.
Saturday • October 19 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • October 20 • 2 p.m.

$25 Adult, General Admission
$20 Senior/Teacher/Military
$15 Student
For Water by the Spoonful tickets only, click here
For Elliot Trilogy package tickets (all three shows with a $10 discount), click here

Scott Harrison
(505) 927-5406

Earlier Event: October 3
Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue
Later Event: October 4
Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue