Join Director Dr. Karin Waidley and the professional cast of Water by the Spoonful for a talk back immediately following the performance. The discussion will focus on the play’s themes and the contemporary relevance of the playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes.
The talk back is free and open to all; tickets for the performance must be purchased.
Experience a new piece of contemporary dramatic literature every month with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.
In May, come discuss Stephen Karam’s The Humans. “…what is so amazing about The Humans (and this is a really amazing new play) is that while Karam’s writing never romanticizes these characters nor minimizes the struggles of those who find themselves lower-middle class and older in years in today’s increasingly elitist and divisive America, he focuses on their connections with each other. You watch them drive each other crazy, but you also want them at your own dinner, quite badly. You’ll be surprised how much. It is hard to think of another play that has dealt with these realities of life as it is lived in ordinary America–that faraway country Broadway so often chooses to ignore in favor of the bourgeoisie problems of one of the Upper Sides–with such compassion.” -Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune