“The Happiest Song Plays Last” at Latino Theater Company

The Happiest Song Plays Last, the final installment of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ “Elliot Trilogy,” is as globe girdling as the two prior works, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, and Water by the Spoonful. The first play was a generational story of three Marines who went to war and were damaged physically and emotionally. Grandpop served in … Continue reading “The Happiest Song Plays Last” at Latino Theater Company

“Water by the Spoonful” at the Mark Taper Forum

In the age of connectedness where telephones are computers and Twitter and Facebook allow instantaneous electronic conversations, the chat room, a central feature of playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes’ 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Water by the Spoonful, seemed to me at first a relic of the 1990s calling to mind green screen CRTs and 1200 … Continue reading “Water by the Spoonful” at the Mark Taper Forum

“Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Imagine my joy when I learned that Quiara Alegría Hudes’ play, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, is the first of a trilogy that includes Water by the Spoonful, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2012, and opens next week at the Mark Taper Forum. The cycle concludes with The Happiest Song Plays Last hitting … Continue reading “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre