Gonzaga University theatre arts announces its first collaboration with Whitworth University Theatre for “Urinetown: The Musical,” which opens at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 27 in the Harry & Colleen Magnuson Theatre at the east end of College Hall (formerly the Administration Building) at GU.
The award-winning satirical musical comedy with an unconventional plotline is directed by Whitworth’s Rick Hornor and includes a mixed cast of Gonzaga and Whitworth students.
The musical follows the people of “a town like any town . . . that you might find in a musical.” A 20-year drought has resulted in massive water shortages. Private toilets have been banned and public toilets, controlled by the mega-corporation “Urine Good Company,” have been instated. Fees to use the public toilets are constantly rising and people who break the urine laws are sent off to “Urinetown.”
“Urinetown” mocks capitalism, social irresponsibility, corporate mismanagement, and petty, small-town politics. To the delight of the audience, it also pokes fun at musicals.
“Urinetown: The Musical”plays at 7:30 p.m. on March 27-28 and April 3-4; and at 2 p.m. March 29 and April 5. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $12 for adults and can be reserved at the Box Office of the Harry & Colleen Magnuson Theatre Lobby, by calling (509) 313-6553 or online .
For more information contact Summer Berry, costumer and marketing coordinator for the Magnuson Theatre at (509) 313-3606 or via e-mail.