Don’t Drink The Water

A cascade of comedy and a solid hit on Broadway, this affair takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain. An American tourist, a caterer by trade, and his wife and daughter rush into the embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of spying and picture taking. It’s not much of a refuge, for the ambassador is absent and his son, now in charge, has been expelled from a dozen countries and the continent of Africa. Nevertheless, they carefully and frantically plot their escape, and the ambassador’s son and the caterer’s daughter even have time to fall in love.


Father Drobney – Jerome Brickner

Ambassador Magee – Dennis Leffin

Kilroy – William Holbrook

Axel Magee – Harris Douma

Marion Hollander – Bernice Staples

Walter Hollander – Francis DeReus

Susan Hollander – Susan Lutzke

Krojak – Edwin R. “Bob” Berg

Guard – Patrick Wagner

Burns – Richard Demeuse

Chef – Girard DeRoche

Sultan of Bashir – Kenneth Binder

Sultan’s Wife – Christine Holbrook

Kaznar – Gerard DeRoche

Countess Bordoni – Cathy Hayes

Production Staff

Director: David C. Bryant

Set Design: Suzanne Bauer

Stage Manager: Marilyn Zastrow

Production Manager: Don Zastrow

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr

Technical Director: John Brick

Costume Design: Pat VonRautenkranz

Costume Mistress: Mary Cooper

Costume Design Committee Chairman: Ruth Whinfield

Master Electrician: Roland K. Lorenz

Properties: Karin Schreiber

Co-Chairman: Peter Moody

Paint Master: Suzanne Bauer

Master Carpenter: Chester Hurtienne

Prompter: Keith Bowden

Cover Art: Roger Lahm