UWA Theater and Sumter Theatre Workshop (local community theater group) will present “Urinetown, the Musical” in Bibb-Graves Auditorium on the University of West Alabama campus Wednesday – Friday, March 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the theater box office beginning at 6:45 before each performance. Seating is first come first served.
So. Is “Urinetown” really about people going to the bathroom? No. Of course not. “Urinetown” is about the people in this fictitious world who just happen to be going to the bathroom.
The story is pretty simple: a 20-year drought and the water shortages that followed have resulted in a ban on private bathrooms. Harsh laws require that everyone must use public pay toilets owned by a mega-corporation called Urine Good Company. Those who refuse to pay are banished to a mysterious place called “Urinetown” – and they never return.
Believe it or not, “Urinetown, the Musical” even makes fun of Broadway musicals. While the Rogers & Hammerstein tradition (“Oklahoma!”, “South Pacific”, “The King and I”, “The Sound of Music”)
This show is rated PG (no nudity, sexual innuendo or profanity).