Drama Water by the Spoonful Explores Troubled Lives
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The last date listed for Water by the Spoonful was Sunday September 14, 2014 / 7:00pm.
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Sondheim is at his bloody best in Sweeney Todd, his macabre masterpiece about a barbaric barber and an even more beastly baker. Set in London, the musical tells the tale of the title character, who, after being banished from his city on false charges, returns to exact his revenge. Teaming up with local pie shop proprietress Mrs. Lovett, Todd opens a barbershop -- where he slits the throats of customers, and she bakes them into pies to dispose of the evidence. A legendary smash in 1979, this darkly comic show won eight Tony Awards, and The New York Times gushed, "Sondheim's most ravishing score. One helluva show!" Recently adapted by Tim Burton into a hit movie with Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd now comes to Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in a vibrant production directed by Robert Kelley. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Kenyon At WorkRed Velvet
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Read A LOT of reviews (here and elsewhere) before seeing this on a recent trip up from LA, so we went armed with some trepidation. 'GLAD WE WENT despite the lukewarm ones. FYI, this is NOT a play about PTSD nor addiction (thank goodness - how depressing and already-done.) I felt it was about anyone's search for love, affection, meaningful connection and/or genuine support - starting with birth and ending sometime around our death.
As a person with lots of year in the recovery cycles, it was a strong reminder of what I and those close to me have been thru. As the jaded adult child of your basic dysfunctional, fractured family, I was also moved by many aspects and memories, as well as re-realizing that I'm not really in frequent nor quality communication with my aging, flawed parent, brothers and many friends along the way. As a tax-payer, it was yet another reminder of what it can mean to send fellow but anonymous citizens into harm's way far, far from home - let alone giving them (and their families) meaningful support if they make it back.
I'm not sure why some people report finding it confusing. Nor was I bored at any point. I also didn't find myself thinking it needed any shortening/editing while watching. I suppose it could - like many plays. You'll have to check it out for yourself.
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This was my second time seeing Water by the Spoonful. The first was the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Production last season. I thought the play was OK when I saw it there, but I didn't love it. I guess the themes of addiction and family and an...continued
Quotes & Highlights
- “Moving and compelling with compassion at the heart …” —Boston Globe
This production contains mature language.
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