By Mark Hollman & Greg Kotis
Directed by Rick Frendt
"Urinetown" is an award-winning satirical comedy musical, which pokes fun at local government, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and petty-minded, smalltown politics. In the musical, a twenty-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage, making private toilets unthinkable. All restroom activities are done in public amenities (that is, public toilets) controlled by a private corporation, the Urine Good Company (UGC for short). To control water consumption, people have to pay to use the amenities. "That," as one of the characters explains, "is the central conceit of the show." Recommended for ages 14 and up. Visit www.bignoise.org.
Produced by Big Noise Theatre Company at Prairie Lakes Theatre, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines, IL 60016
Performances: April 25 - May 18, 2008
Performance Times: Fri/Sat 8 pm; Sun 2 pm
Ticket Prices: $20/adults; $18/seniors & students with ID
Call 847.604.0275 for reservations or more information.