The Water Engine

Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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Strawberry Theatre Workshop presents David Mamet's The Water Engine, directed by MJ Sieber. This simple melodrama is a symbolic portrayal of human innocence defeated by a corrupt and violent society dominated by big business. Or is it simply paranoid fantasy? The play presents a young inventor who's found a way to run an engine on distilled water. At first, he's ridiculed, then crooked lawyers attempt to buy the invention from him on behalf of certain business interests. He refuses and is threatened. The audience is watching the actors, announcer and sound effects man present a radio play in the 1930s with unerring authenticity.

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