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David Mamet’s drama to be performed at Chesapeake Studio Theatre

Left to Right: TCC theatre students Ezra Peterson, Logan Bennette, Whitney Moore and Ed Palmer rehearse for David Mamet's The Water Engine.

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (March 14, 2006) – Tidewater Community College’s theatre department presents the drama, The Water Engine, March 29 through April 8 in the Studio Theater at the Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Rd. Jim Turner directs the two-week production.

Famous playwright David Mamet originally wrote this 1977 drama for radio. Set in Chicago 1934, the play is based on the invention of Charles Lang and his struggles to get his engine - that runs solely on tap water - patented. While consumed with processes and procedures, Lang, at the same time, works to battle the corporate lawyers who want to steal his invention. This play puts a satirical tone on the American dream.

For tickets and reservations, call 822-5219; student and senior tickets run $5; adult tickets $8; seating is limited.

The Water Engine
March 29-April 1 at 8 p.m.
April 2 at 2 p.m.
April 5-8 at 8 p.m.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit