Acting Unlimited presents URINETOWN (The Musical)
Acting Unlimited, Inc (AUI) and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are happy to announce their summer production of the musical URINETOWN (music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Greg Kotis). The production has been directed by Alicia Chaisson.
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Nominated for a total of 20 Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards, URINETOWN won 3 Tony awards (Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Direction of a Musical) and a Theatre World Award (Spencer Kayden).
URINETOWN will be performed at Burke-Hawthorne Hall on the UL-Lafayette campus on August 16 (7:30 pm), 18 (3:00 pm), 23 (7:30 pm) and 25 (3:00 pm).
All tickets are $15.00
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