Winter 2017: Urinetown

Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann

February 17-19 & 23-26
The Moore Theater

A Theater Department MainStage Production
Tickets available at the HOP Box Office NOW!

This hilarious and touching social musical is full of greed, love and – TOILETS!

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 that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Frost/Dodd Auditions: Monday, June 29th

The Department of Theater announces **OPEN AUDITIONS** for the winning plays of the 2015 Frost and Dodd Playwriting Contests. These plays will be presented at the Frost and Dodd Playwriting Festival, July 31-August 2, 2015:

The Rosenbaum Twin Survival Musical Spectacular by Elise Wien '17/ Full production, directed by Jamie Horton/ This play is about twins who become trapped on a desert island - and what they are willing to do to conquer their circumstances.

In Another Country by Mike McDavid '15/ Staged reading, directed by Marina McClure '04/ A drama exploring sin and punishment in the backdrop of the war on terror, In Another Country takes the audience inside of a CIA black site a few years after 9/11. We follow along as two bored agents work through matters of importance in scope national, personal and trivial.

Slack Jambs by Ashton Slatev '15/ Staged reading, directed by Marina McClure '04/ This play is a satirical illustration of the power struggle between Big Business lobbying and a misinformed general public. Slack Jambs explores the pendular nature of blame in American democracy.