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TORT 2005: Walter Wonka and the Lawyer Factory
The Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (TORT) presents its third annual musical, "Walter Wonka and the Lawyer Factory".
Written, directed, produced and performed entirely by students of the University of Minnesota Law School, the show was staged to three sold out performances at the 327 seat St. Paul Student Center Theater on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota.
Loosely based on the children's book turned '70s cult classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory",the musical centers on Charlie Bucket, a young idealist who decides to help his poor family by going to law school in order to help the little guy.
As luck would have it, his application coincides with the reopening of the mysterious "Lawyer Factory" run an eccentric recluse, Walter Wonka. Along the way Charlie meets and befriends a number of other potential law students who want to go to law school for various, traditional legal goals. However, both the entry into law school and the process of getting through prove to be far more difficult ...and
dangerous... than anyone anticipated.
Continuing the proud tradition of participation by notable members from the legal community, the performances included special cameos by Vice President Walter F. Mondale (Thursday show, unfortunately not on the DVD), Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar and Hennepin County District Court Judge Stephen Aldrich.
TORT is the largest and most elaborate law school musical in the country.
Trevor Helmers, Ryan W. Scott, et al.