The Water Engine / Mr. Happiness

One Act - Original

Plymouth Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 28, 1978
  • Closing Date: March 19, 1978
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 24
  • The Water Engine / Mr. Happiness is comprised of Mr. Happiness, The Water Engine

Playwright: David Mamet

Synopsis

In The Water Engine, presented in the style of a radio drama, the inventor of an engine that runs purely on water is seen as a threat to big business. In Mr. Happiness, a radio advice-giver responds to letters.

Mr. Happiness: A radio advice-giver responds to letters.

The Water Engine: The Studios of WCMJ Radio, New York City. 1934, The Second Year of "The Century of Progress Exposition"

 

Mr. Happiness: Opening Night Cast

Charles Kimbrough in Mr. Happiness Charles Kimbrough Mr. Happiness
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Mr. Happiness: Opening Night Production Credits

David Mamet David Mamet Writer
  Steven Schacter Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Scenic Design
  Laura Crow Costume Design
  Dennis Parichy Lighting Design
  Robert Kamlot General Manager
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The Water Engine: Opening Night Cast

Dominic Chianese Mr. Wallace
Alaric Jans Musician
Eric Loeb Sound Effects Man
Patti LuPone in The Water Engine Patti LuPone Rita
Lily La Pon
Paul Milikin Announcer
Michael J. Miller Bernie
Bill Moor Lawrence Oberman
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The Water Engine: Opening Night Production Credits

David Mamet David Mamet Writer
  Steven Schacter Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Scenic Design
  Laura Crow Costume Design
  Dennis Parichy Lighting Design
  J. Roy Helland Wig Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1977 - 1978

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Outstanding New Play   Nominee
 
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