Saturday, October 24, 2015

Theatre Review: "Water by the Spoonful" at Indy Fringe

By Rhonda Baughman
"Water By The Spoonful" by Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project
INDIANA---Quiara Alegría Hudes' 2012 Pulitzer-winning play won that major award for a reason: it's breathtakingly brilliant. Many reviews note the play concerns an Iraqi war veteran coming to terms with his soul-shattering time in service - and the play is about that BUT it's about so much more. You don't hand this script to newbs — this heavy material requires, begs for, an audience capable of handling heavy material. At 2.5 hours, with a brief intermission, there is synchronicity for everyone. The intimate once-a-church and now-the-Basile Theatre was the perfect venue for such an intense piece, which is actually part of a trilogy. [link]