Bobby Strong (played by Michael Conover) stirs
the people to revolt against Urine Good Company, which controls access to all “public amenities” in the town.
Caldwell B. Cladwell (played by Alexander Barone) explains the philosophy of corporate greed to his daughter Hope (played by Ashley O’Connor), who has serious doubts about his beliefs.
The Neumann University Players will present the Tony award-winning Urinetown: The Musical, beginning March 11 in the Fred P. Meagher Theater in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center. Urinetown: The Musical is a scathing satire of corporate greed and political corruption as well as a hilarious send-up of virtually every musical comedy convention imaginable.
The play is set in the not-too-distant future where private toilets are outlawed on environmental grounds, and citizens must pay for the privilege of using the public toilets. These, of course, are controlled by a rapacious corporation in cahoots with on-the-take politicians, who allow it to maintain a monopoly and keep raising the fees, to the great discomfort of the poor. This is a musical comedy, so the misery is all tongue-in-cheek, the plot is over the top, and there’s a love story and lots of song and dance.
The play runs Thursday, March 11 through Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. The box office opens one hour prior to the show.
General admission is $10 and $5 for students, Neumann faculty and staff, and seniors. The $5 per person rate also applies to a group rate of at least 15 or more for the same performance. For reservations and more information, contact the Neumann University Players Box Office at 610-361-5455.