The Way Of Water

From 09/14/2012 to 09/30/2012


Set in the heart of the devastating aftermath of BP’s environmental disaster, THE WAY OF WATER is a story about four people making do as best they can, trying to stay afloat in the land of many compromised dreams.


The reviews are in.

“The Way of Water” isn’t for the faint-hearted. This is a work fueled by outrage, and Harris captures that undercurrent brilliantly, through mood swings that transform jocularity into violence with frightening speed. He is surrounded by a strong supporting cast with Hope Cervantes as his wife, Eric Sharp as his fishing partner Yuki, and Emily Zimmer as Yuki’s wife?.Frank Theatre gives “The Way of Water” a solid production under Wendy Knox’s direction..Frank Theatre deserves credit for once again not shying away from the tough stuff.??? —Strib

?Director Wendy Knox’s production for Frank Theatre ? allows neither her production nor her actors to wallow in a staging that crisply captures the moods and tones of a particular part of the country… H. Adam Harris brings a finely honed blend of pride, humor and school-of-hard-knocks smarts ? Eric Sharp makes his character’s deadpan nuanced and interesting. Hope Cervantes plays Jimmy’s wife, Rosalie, articulating all the gritty optimism and velvet-coated steel spine that such wives must possess. Neva, is more flighty, but Emily Zimmer projects that difference without making it seem like a deficit ? ?–PioneerPress

?Director Wendy Knox?s cast underplays the play and thus prevents over-the-top emotionality.? They make The Way Of Water work. H. Adam Harris does masterful work.? ..Hope Cervantes ? is an actor of wit, sweetness and intensity..Eric Sharp as the stolid-but-hapless Yuki and Emily Zimmer as Neva, his pregnant wife do excellent turns.? The Way Of Water is a solidly acted piece?Kudos to Frank for taking it on.? The subject matter is important.??? –

?This solid four-person cast is led by H. Adam Harris as Jimmy…Hope Cervantes is an equal partner… Also good are Eric Sharp and Emily Zimmer …?The writing, by Caridad Svich, is sparse and powerful. .. The simple but effective set (is) by Joseph Stanley)…Surprisingly, this is my first Frank Theatre show since last year’s fabulous, gritty, and moving production of Cabaret. I’m not sure what took me so long, but I’m glad I didn’t miss this one. They do good work, important work, such as in this play (directed by Artistic Director Wendy Knox) – reducing the scope of an immense tragedy to something manageable, understandable, relatable, and human.? —Cherry and Spoon