Water by the Spoonful

Where: Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego

Cost: $29 - $74

Age limit: Not available

Ongoing: until Sunday, May 11, 2014

Quiara Alegria Hudes' comedy-drama won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2012. And deserved it. Judging by the Old Globe's safe, by-the-numbers opening night, you'd wonder why. As in Lisa D'Amour's Detroit, the healer in the play's a recovering crack-addict, half out of hell and urging her addicted followers "don't look back." Water's an amazing play. Funny, hardcore, it's about the need for radical recovery — not just from drugs — in these economically-depressed times. The play should tighten like a tourniquet. On opening night, only Marilyn Torres, as Haikumom (the saint who sinned), came closest to the tangled immensity of "Jonesing." The others, and director Edward Torres, showed some discomfort with in-the-round theater. The story, however, packs a wallop, and could even more if the cast kicks it up.

Worth a try.

Recurring dates & times

  • Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Sunday 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 p.m.
  • Friday 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 2 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 p.m.


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