Live Reading of Elliot, A Solider’s Fugue
Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm
Open to the Public – donations taken at the door
If you missed the first play in this series, enjoy one last chance to see Elliot’s past through this reading with the full cast of the 2016 Curious production. Written like a Bach fugue, this play overlays Elliot’s time in Iraq with his father’s in Vietnam and his grandfather’s in Korea.
The Jazz Infusion: How Coltrane influenced Water by the Spoonful
Saturday, September 17 at 7pm
Thursday, September 29 at 7pm
Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes used music to influence the style and format for each of the three Elliot Plays. Water by the Spoonful was inspired by the jazz works of Coltrane, calling on the dissonance prevalent in that work as she wrote each of these characters. Lamont School of Music Professor Art Bouton will join us to talk about Coltrane’s work and what to look for in the play as his influence. This 30 minute chat will leave time for questions. Free to anyone with a ticket for that evening’s performance!
Want to talk with others about the show? Want to hear from the actors about the process behind the play? Talkbacks with artistic staff and cast members follow each performance, starting the Thursday after opening and continuing until Friday of closing weekend. A Curious favorite!
Tuesdays with Thony
Thony Mena, who plays Elliot, is hosting a weekly video series to share behind-the-scenes info about the rehearsal process for Water by the Spoonful. Follow along to get insider information about this show, the cast, and how a show comes together.