The Water Engine

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
Number of performances: 63
Opening date: December 20, 1977
Closing date: February 11, 1978
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Producer
Joseph Papp Producer
David Mamet Playwright
Alaric Jans Music
Steven Schachter Director
John Lee Beatty Set Designer
Laura Crow Costume Designer
Dennis Parichy Lighting Designer
Merle Debuskey Press Representative
Jason LaPadura Production Stage Manager
Harold Apter Stage Manager
Jason Steven Cohen Production Supervisor

Actor Role
Penelope Allen Rita
Dominic Chianese Mr. Wallace
Miss Annie Hat Miss Annie Hat
Alaric Jans Musician
Eric Loeb Sound Effects Man
Paul Milikin Announcer
Michael Miller Jr. Bernie
Bill Moor Lawrence Oberman
David Sabin Morton Gross
Dwight Schultz Charles Lang
Colin Stinton Dave Murray
Barbara Tarbuck Mrs. Varec
JoAnne Belanger Rita/ Mrs. Varec UNDERSTUDY
Dominic Chianese Bernie UNDERSTUDY
Eric Loeb Charles Lang/ Dave Murray UNDERSTUDY
Paul Milikin Mr. Wallace/ Lawrence Oberman/ Morton Gross UNDERSTUDY
Replacement Credits

Actor Role
Patti LuPone Rita
Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 1978 Theatre World Award Colin Stinton Actor
THE WATER ENGINE transferred to the Plymouth Theater on Broadway on March 16, 1978. It closed on March 19, 1978 after 16 performances.