Water by the Spoonful - Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

Quiara Alegría Hudes
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Summary

Part 1 – Elliot is at work at a hoagie shop “on Philadelphia’s Main Line”. As he goes to answer the ringing phone, he walks with a limp. He takes down a phoned order.

Part 2 – As Elliot continues to take the order, Yazmin appears in the middle of a lecture being given to a music theory glass she’s teaching. She speaks of how a certain musical vocabulary (“dissonance”) in jazz music developed a sense of freedom, evolving into something more widely recognized.

Part 3 – As the other two scenic elements continue, The Ghost (played by the same actor who plays Aman) comes into the shop and speaks the Arabic phrase quoted by Elliot in Scene 1. As he repeats the phrase over and over, Elliot tries to concentrate on the order. Suddenly Elliot gets a text. He says that there’s a family emergency, telling the...

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