Like Water for Chocolate

Institute History


"Like Water for Chocolate" is a musical adaptation of the best-selling 1989 novel by Mexican author Laura Esquivel. Making her musical theater debut, Mexican singer-songwriter Downs wrote the songs with her long-time collaborator Cohen, and the script is by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-nominee Hudes. "Like Water for Chocolate" incorporates Mexican cooking and the power of food, the magical realism of Mexican folk tales, and both contemporary and ancient theater techniques.

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