Theater’s Shanna Beth McGee reviews Ensemble Theatre’s production of Water by the Spoonful

Shanna Beth McGee, professor of theater, critiqued Ensemble Theatre’s production of Water by the Spoonful for a piece in The Plain Dealer.

Ensemble Theatre is hosting the Northeast Ohio premiere of the play by Quiara Alegría Hudes that explores the lives of two families, one a virtual group of recovering addicts, and the other, two cousins living in Philadelphia.

The play examines what happens as the cousins grapple with the loss of their grandmother, the family matriarch, and the members of the chatroom deal with a newcomer.

In McGee’s review, she wrote about some of the problems with Ensemble Theatre’s production of the play, and how the playwriting bolsters the production.

“This is an important Latinix story, beautifully wrought, and worth seeing for that alone,” McGee wrote.

Read McGee’s review, titled “Ensemble Theatre’s Water by the Spoonful drifts, but it’s buoyed up by masterful playwriting.”