Water by the Spoonful

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    January 1, 2013

    "Gives off a shimmering, sustaining warmth."
    Charles Ishwerwood for New York Times

    "A fine play. It’d be better if it didn’t underestimate audiences and spoonfeed them.
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "The show’s temperature never rises above lukewarm.
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "This uncontestably warm and generous play is hampered by conventional plotting and engaging but predictable characters."
    Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

    "A worthwhile play that holds your interest."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "The poignancy and thoughtfulness of the playwright’s observations on addiction, family, forgiveness and human connection build a stealth impact."
    David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

    "Doesn't fully achieve its lofty aspirations, Quiara Alegria Hudes' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ... makes an urgent plea for the human connections that people need to survive in a soulless age of alienation."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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