The theater and dance department’s presentation of the the spring musical, Urinetown, will include its run with a 7:30 p.m. performance today and a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday on the main stage of the Texas State University Theatre Center.
Directed by Kaitlin Hopkins, Urinetown is the Tony Award-winning tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, 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 a humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students with a valid Texas State ID, and may be purchased beginning April 9 at the Texas State Box Office.
Box office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 9-12, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. April 15-19, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. April 20 and 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. April 21.
For more information, contact the Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance at (512) 245-2147.