Water by the Spoonful

Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm; Through 11/17; $18-$24; California Stage, 2509 R St., teatroespejo.com.

Part two of playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes’ “Elliot Trilogy” alternates between family dramas and discussions between Odessa Ortiz and a trio of regulars on an addiction network. The acting is uniformly strong, and Hudes doles out insight and interactions in small drops, drops that eventually become a torrent of grief and transformations.