She owns the farms on top of the last clean freshwater aquifer. He owns the company that wants the water. Together they share a terrible secret.
After all attempts at containment are exhausted, Demi and her husband, Will flee the fires out west to the farm where Demi grew up. They are welcomed by Sophia, her mother, who is protecting the coop of local farms from the company that wants access to the last clean freshwater aquifer beneath them. Demi and Will are unaware of Sophia’s connection to Geier, the owner of the company, and a tangle of relationships unravel as their terrible secret is revealed and civil war ensues.
Why we wrote Water Inc. the musical
About the Composers
Mark A. Durstewitz, the MAD in Madmen and Dreamers and MadElf Productions, is a creative juggernaut. A natural musician, prolific writer and published novelist with several award-winning short stories, he has found his milieu at the nexus of storytelling, music and technology. The digital studio is his domain. His primary instrument is piano, and he has played keyboards for many a band from southern to progressive rock, and many a project from studio to venue. Mark’s passion is bringing meaningful stories to the public and calling audiences to action to Make A Difference.
Christine Hull, the Elf in MadElf Productions and one of the Dreamers in Madmen and Dreamers, is a writer/composer and a NYC trained actress/singer/dancer. She is a published poet with a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from the Hartt School of Music. She has appeared on New York and regional stages, as well as in film, television and commercials. She earned Outstanding Female Supporting Lead for her role in Starting Here, Starting Now. Chris’ mission is to bring depth to the character development and stories which has become the hallmark of Madmen and Dreamers.
Mario Renes, a madman and a dreamer in his own rite, conceived the spine of Water, Inc. His primary instrument is bass, and his ability to weave bass tracks into the fabric of sound betrays his classical training on piano and experience with woodwind and brass instruments. Playing in a variety of rock bands, he moved from covers to originals, which led him to Indie Music Productions, where he became a partner. His experience on both sides of the mic complements Mark’s integrative approach to the creative process. Mario’s vision is to make musical theatre an art form accessible to audiences of all demographics.