PHOTO CALL: A Look at Quiara Alegría Hudes' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Water by the Spoonful
By Krissie Fullerton
08 Jan 2013
Armando Riesco, Liza Colon-Zayas and Zabryna Guevara, who appeared in the 2011 Hartford Stage world premiere of Quiara Alegría Hudes' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful, repeat their work for the Off-Broadway production by Second Stage Theatre. The piece opens Jan. 8 following previews that began Dec. 11, 2012.
Water by the Spoonful is the second part of a trilogy that began with Hudes' Pulitzer Prize-finalist work, Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue. McCallum also staged the world premiere of Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue in 2006. The third play in the trilogy, The Happiest Song Plays Last, is scheduled to make its world premiere in April at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Read about the play's Pulitzer win here. According to 2ST, "Elliot returns home to Philadelphia to reconnect with his Puerto Rican family after his time spent serving in Iraq. Upon arriving, he finds his family in flux and his career prospects limited. 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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.