Performing Arts

April 27, 2014 2:31 PM

Despite good performances, ‘Water by the Spoonful’ remains just out of reach

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes chooses a nonlinear approach to her story, presenting a diffuse narrative in fragments, and challenges theatergoers to be patient while she connects the dots. The result is a frustrating viewing experience that appears to invite emotional and intellectual engagement without offering any but the most generous viewers a way in.

Related content