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Law School Acting Troupe Presents The Water Engine, April 11, 12

The Court Jesters, the Yale Law School student theater troupe, will perform The Water Engine, by David Mamet, on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Law School Auditorium. Tickets for the performances will be on sale at the door for $5.


"It's all about patent law," says Elisabeth Steele '03, the director of the upcoming performance of The Water Engine. She explains that the play follows what happens when "a young man gets caught up with some bad intellectual property lawyers." Nonetheless, it's not a lecture; the story is completely fictional.

David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, wrote The Water Engine in 1976 as a radio play. The Court Jesters have "unpacked the play" into a full stage production, making the implied action of the original script explicit. Over two dozen current students star in the play, while faculty and administrators contribute voice-over performances.