Urinetown: The Musical
Location: Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts (Map it)
In a dystopian metropolis, 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. Northwestern University alumnus Scott Weinstein (Into the Woods) directs this hilarious Tony Award-winning musical praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be and for catapulting the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Scott Weinstein
Feb. 10 – 26
7:30PM THUR, FRI, SAT
Post-show discussion on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Ethel M. Barber Theater // 30 Arts Circle Drive
Box Office: 847-491-7282 // WIRTZ.NORTHWESTERN.EDU