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Fall 2019 | Urinetown The Musical
Music: Mark Hollmann
Lyrics: Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Directed by: Jeff Sanders
Musical Direction: Carolyn Jess
Choreography: Angela Rose Pearson
Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms. 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!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Nov. 15, 16, and 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.
Winter 2020 | Silent Sky
By: Lauren Gunderson
Directed by: Sara Goff
Silent Sky tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the astronomer ahead of her time. It is 1900 and Henrietta has the opportunity to work at Harvard University as a human computer, one of Dr. Edward Pickering’s “harem,” mapping the stars but receiving no scientific credit. Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars, her unswerving determination to discover them in a man’s world, and the human touch that makes life under the vast sky beautiful and timeless.
Mar. 6, 7 and 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 8 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 12 at 5 p.m.
Spring 2020 | The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by: Guest Director Josephine Keefe
Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.
“An extraordinary play…not since Angels in America have I seen a play so unafraid to acknowledge the power of the spirit…” —The Guardian (UK)
“Stephen Adly Guirgis has written a real jaw-dropper…expressionistic fantasy…raw language and flamboyantly street-savvy characters…his imagination is dazzling and his command of language downright thrilling.” —Variety
May 8, 9 and 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 14 at 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m.