* World Premiere

The Water Engine (1979)
In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil companies don't want the competition. Now he has to try and keep them from getting his idea, and somehow get it published.

An ingenious two-for-one, a classic morality fable of greed and social conspiracy wrapped in a radio play.
About the Play
Written By: David Mamet
On Broadway: IBDB Details
On the Screen: IMDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 8/30/1979 - 9/22/1979
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: William West
Cast: David Colacci - Charles Lang
Rich Hawkins - Dave Murray; Announcer; P. Proc Inventor; Bum; Watcher; Heckler; Cop; Mailman
Marie Mathay - Secretary; Lady; Mrs. Varec; Woman; Operator; Customer; Paperboy's Voice
Merritt Olsen - Chainletter; Elevator Operator; Worker; Knife Grinder; Moderator; Cop
John Procaccino - Lawrence Oberman; Radio Voiceover; Lecturer; Unidentified Voice
Bradley Stam - Bernie; Newspaper Boy
Ben Tone - Mr. Wallace; Soapbox Speaker; Conductor; Voiceover; Rewrite Man
Nina Wishengrad - Rita; Lady; Companion
Robert John Zenk - Morton Gross; Barker; Announcer; Offstage Voice
Music: Kathryn (Kathy) Sestrap - Musician
Behind the Scenes: Lee Corrigan - Sound Effects
Gregory A. Falls - Artistic Director
Karen Gjelsteen - Set Designer
Paul Lockwood - Radio Engineer
Eileen MacRae Murphy - Production Stage Manager
Mac Perkins - Sound Designer
Sally Richardson - Costume Designer
Phil Schermer - Lighting Designer; Technical Director
Shelley Henze Schermer - Property Designer
Kathryn (Kathy) Sestrap - Composer
Michael Weholt - Assistant Stage Manager
Andrew M. Witt - General Manager