Drama Water by the Spoonful Explores Troubled Lives
* Additional fees apply. No coupon or promo codes necessary to enjoy the displayed discount price.
The last date listed for Water by the Spoonful was Sunday September 14, 2014 / 7:00pm.
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Kenyon At WorkRed Velvet
view more less of this review
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.
star this review starred report as inappropriate
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.
About the Ticket Supplier: TheatreWorks
Innovative, fun, and always entertaining, TheatreWorks’ high-energy brand of performance will captivate you! With a national reputation for artistic innovation and integrity, TheatreWorks was named Best Repertory Theatre in the Bay Area by prestigious San Francisco magazine. The company offers a year-round season of musicals, comedies and dramas staged in the state-of-the-art Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and in the graceful, California Mission-style Lucie Stern Theatre complex in Palo Alto.
“TheatreWorks’ successes have illuminated the Peninsula’s cultural scene like those of no other arts organization or institution.” —The Mercury News