The Water Engine by David Mamet was originally written as a radio play for National Public Radio, it was first staged in 1977 by St. Nicholas Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois. Utilizing its origins as a radio play, our production, directed by Brenda Lynn Bynum, will be staged as a combination of a radio play and a theatrical play. Where the emotions are heightened and the radio can no longer contain the story, the scenes will break out into theatrical performance.
The story centers around a young inventor who has created an engine that runs on water. When he tries to patent it, he soon discovers that there are forces out there that don’t want that to happen. A thriller as only Mamet could pen.
The cast comprises six actors playing a variety of roles. They are as follows: Nicholas Ballas, D. Davis, James Jenner, Matthew Montoya, Talia Pura, Tallis Rose, and Karen Gruber Ryan.