Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue
By Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed by Rebecca Greene Udden
Elliot Ortiz is a young soldier, like his Pop was before him, like his Abuelo before that. But despite the things they share—their love of music, their love for each other, and their experiences of war—even when they desperately need to communicate, they just can’t seem to make it work.
This powerful portrait of a Puerto Rican military family by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award® nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful) is a breathtaking symphony of music, memories, and the things that mark our bodies…and our souls.
Houston audiences will have the rare opportunity to follow Hudes’ Elliot Trilogy playing concurrently. Main Street’s production of Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, Part I of the Trilogy, and Stages Houston’s production of Water by the Spoonful, Part II, which open 1 day apart in February. Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company will produce the final installment of the trilogy, The Happiest Song Plays Last, will have a staged reading at MST during the first week of March.
February 23: Join us for our Part of the Art Series post-show discussion with Sandylane Oquendo, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Retired, HUD Certified counselor and Home Ownership Promotion & Preservation Program Manager with the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, and Osvaldo Gelpi, SSG Retired US Army, advocate for Puerto Rican Veteran benefits in the island.
February 8 – March 1, 2020
Previews: February 2, 5 & 6
Sunday, February 23 at 3pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance
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