Production is tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution
That’s right. “Urinetown: The Musical” opens at 8 p.m. Friday at Ransburg Auditorium, 1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Hailed by critics as one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, the production – winner of three Tony Awards – is a tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.
In a Gotham-like city, a 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. Among the people, a hero plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.
Leading the cast are Andy Wegg as a heroic janitor, Elise Campagna as his love interest, Ron Dukes as a corporate villain, Ivy Bott as a hard-nosed rest room manager, Daryl Holonquest Jr. as principal narrator and India Van Camp as a wily street urchin.
Directed by faculty members James Leagre and Pete Schmutte, the production features musicians whose antics are part of the comedy. It contains adult content that may not be suitable for all audiences.
Performances are also scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 23-25 and 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets, $12 for adults, $10 for alumni, senior citizens, non-UIndy students with identification and individuals in groups of eight or more, can be purchased by calling 788-3251. A free preview will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, and tickets to the Oct. 23 show are half-price.