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.

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