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University Theatre Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play ‘Water by the Spoonful’ by Chicana Playwright

February 24, 2015


The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present a production of Chicana playwright Quiara Alega Hudes’ “Water by the Spoonful,” from Tuesday, March 10, through Saturday, March 14, in the Wilson Theatre in the Center for the Arts. 

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday. There will be no Sunday matinee for this production.

The 2012 Pulitzer-Prize-winning show by Hudes is a shimmering, moving collage of lives in crisis. The play is Hudes’ second installment of a trilogy that is a painfully honest and takes a surprisingly humorous look at the unconventional communities we create when we seek redemption from our personal failings. The play is directed by Alison Frost, Assistant Professor of Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts.

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Pa., Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a 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. “Water by the Spoonful” is a heartfelt and poetic mediation on lives on the brink of redemption and self-discovery during a time of heightened uncertainty.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6.50 for non-Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students, and $5 for TAMU-CC students with a valid SandDollar$ ID at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, go to