Water By The Spoonful to be Showcased This Weekend at Springfield College

Kirsten McNiece
Staff Writer

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy: www.spfldcol.edu
Photo Courtesy: http://www.spfldcol.edu

How often does one get the opportunity to explore someone else’s life and step into the shoes of pure raw emotion?  What brilliant entertainment these days only costs two dollars and challenges your imagination? Water by the Spoonful, a thrilling and compelling play being performed by the Springfield College theatre, is unlike anything Springfield College has ever seen or done.  This Thursday will be the premier of this remarkable drama, but don’t worry; if you can’t make it Thursday, you have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to take in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Jasmine Jiles, a junior at Springfield College plays Yazmine in the show and explained the production as “an on your edge of your seat presentation.”

“The story cuts deep,” says Jiles, “It taps into racial backgrounds, the cyber world, and addiction, while still keeping you laughing from start to finish.”   In this unique drama, the audience will have the opportunity to relate to each character in contrasting ways.  With only 8 people in the cast, each member has perfected their character and become so passionate about their position that they feel bound to their new identity.

There is no one person or part that is more significant than the rest, and that is precisely what makes such fine work so powerful to an audience.  Students, faculty, and family members alike will go through each journey with each character and see how everyone grows distinctively, and will create relationships and bonds.  “We are all addicted to something” says Jiles “You don’t have to be addicted to a drug to feel the energy in this story.  The crowd will just be more aware of their surroundings by the end.”

It’s a way to step out of the norm.  Sure, it is relaxing to stay in and watch Netflix, or to go to a lacrosse game when you are familiar with all the rules and regulations; but sometimes a comfort zone is a way of sheltering one from uncharted interests.  Drop your social demands and pressured obligations for two hours and perhaps learn something about yourself or experience pure enjoyment.  This is your chance to break free.

The show takes place in the Fuller Arts Center November 13 through 15 at 8:00 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m.  There will also be a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16, and doors will open at 1:30 p.m.  Please note: Those that are intending on bringing children or anyone against profanity need to take caution.  There are a number of foul words used in the show strictly to give more depth and power to some scenes.

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