University Theatre presents 'Water by the Spoonful'

contact: Emily Duguay
| WMU News
Photo of a cast member from Water by the Spoonful.

Photo credit: John Lacko

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University students will stage several performances of "Water by the Spoonful," from Friday. Feb. 10, through Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning play about addiction in the digital age, strangers come together in an internet chat group for support as they recover from their drug dependencies. The performance contains mature content, and audience members must be 16 years old or older to attend.

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Performance schedule

  • Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.

Director Mark Liermann and lighting designer Matthew A. Knewtson, convey the idea of an Internet chat room on stage through a sculpture created with plastic wrap. The extensive use of projections complements the innovative scenic and lighting design.

Under Liermann's direction, the all-student cast includes Evan Lugo, Jordan Mosley, Alejandra Luna, Avery Kenyatta, Kurt Misteravich, Elizabeth Yamauchi and Joey Huizar.


All seating for "Water by the Spoonful" at Williams Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $18 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $6 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.

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