Water by the Spoonful

by Quiara Alegría Hudes

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In this Pulitzer prize-winning play, Elliot, a young veteran recently returned from Iraq, struggles to make peace with all that he left behind in the desert, while taking care of his sick Mami Ginny.
Yaz, his cousin, a brilliant pianist, cannot escape the clashing worlds of forever being the "scholarship kid".
Haikumom aka Odessa, Elliot's birth mom, dedicates herself to taking care of her little forest or forum of recovering addicts, the only way she can keep herself alive.
Orangutan, recovering crack addict, just wants to find where she fits.
Chutes&Ladders, an office man, recovering crack addict, has resigned himself to a life of what he hopes to be harmless mediocrity.
Fountainhead, a brillant businessman and caring family man blessed with money and success, finds himself in the one situation where his smarts can't save him.

They're all just trying to stay above water.


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Contact the Show
at alexander.mukamal@yale.edu
Performances
November 3 at 8:00pm
November 4 at 8:00pm
November 5 at 2:00pm
November 5 at 8:00pm
@ Saybrook Underbrook
Reservations
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Cast
Elliot OrtizGilberto Saenz
Haikumom, aka Odessa OrtizSofía Campoamor
Yazmin OrtizLuz Lopez
Chutes&LaddersBranson Rideaux
Orangutan Maria Wu
Fountainhead, aka JohnRichard Hicks
GhostTarek Ziad
Professor Aman/PolicemanKamau Walker
Production Staff
DirectorAbbey Burgess
ProducerAlec Mukamal
Stage ManagerAaron Hwang
Sound DesignerEmil Ernström
Set DesignerHannah Friedman
Lighting DesignerRaleigh Capozzalo
DramaturgAidan Kaplan
Costume DesignerKatey Ruwe
Makeup ArtistAnnie Jones
Hair ArtistAnnie Jones
Graphic DesignerClara Olshansky
Assistant Stage ManagerPanchalay Chalermkraivuth
Assistant Lighting DesignerZulfiqar Mannan
Lights CrewClio Byrne-Gudding
Lights CrewSara Harris

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