“Water by the Spoonful,” a Pulitzer-Prize winning play about a man returning from military service in Iraq, will have it’s California premiere Saturday at the The Old Globe.
The play, which received a Pulitzer in 2012, is the second in a trilogy of works by Quiara Alegría Hudes over an eight-year period. Each play uses a different kind of music—Bach, Coltrane, and Puerto Rican folk music—to trace the coming of age of a bright but haunted young Puerto Rican man.
In “Water by the Spoonful,” Elliot Ortiz is back in the U.S., reconnecting with family and starting a new life. At the same time, four strangers in an Internet chat room seek support to face demons of their own, and soon the real world and the virtual one start to intersect in unexpected ways.
Rey Lucas makes his Old Globe debut as Elliot Ortiz. He appeared on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “The Rainmaker,” and appears in NBC’s newest drama, “Believe.”
In conjunction with local organizations Combat Arts and So Say We All, The Globe will also host an ongoing exhibit of art by returning veterans, and an evening of local veterans performing stories they have written about their service.
The play runs through May 11 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE.
— From an Old Globe press release