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.
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
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Featured review from Kenyon BrownRed 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
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- “Moving and compelling with compassion at the heart …” —Boston Globe
This production contains mature language.
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