Water by the Spoonful - Scene 10, 11 Summary & Analysis

Quiara Alegría Hudes
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Summary

Scene 10 - Three actions play out simultaneously

In the first, Yazmin and Elliot deliver Ginny’s eulogy, listing her accomplishments by the numbers: her one adopted child, her three years in the army, the forty seven wheelchair ramps she got installed in homes with disabled individuals, twelve abandoned lots she turned to parks, and so on.

In the second, Odessa repeatedly takes a teaspoon of water out of a mug and pours it onto the floor, eventually creating a small pool.

In the third, Orangutan waits on the train platform in Japan while boarding announcements are made. She never moves.

At the end of the scene, Elliot finds himself unable to go on and leaves. Yazmin continues the eulogy alone. “Elliot is the standing, walking testimony to a life. She. Was. Here.”

Stage directions comment that “Odessa turns the cup upside down. It is...

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