Sunday, June 26, 2016

URINETOWN - Mesa Encore Theatre - May 19 - May 28, 2017


Book by Greg Kotis, Music by Mark Hollmann,  Lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, URINETOWN is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hysterically funny and touchingly honest, URINETOWN provides a fresh perspective of one of America's greatest art forms.

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. Don’t let the unfortunate title scare you away! URINETOWN is a favorite of anyone who has experienced its story, characters, music, and hilarity!

Friday, May 19, 2017 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:30 PM
Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:30 PM
Friday, May 26, 2017 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 2:30 PM

Performances at the Mesa Arts Center

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