UW-L Theatre presents ‘Urinetown,’ raises money for scholarships

Photo from show.UW-L’s Theatre Arts will present an encore performance of “Urinetown” to raise money for student scholarships. The contemporary satirical musical will run 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Toland Theatre at UW-L’s Center for the Arts.

“Urinetown” is the story of a town plagued by water shortages and economic hardships. What little water is left is portioned and taxed by Urine Good Company, headed by the seemingly suave, smooth-talking Caldwell B. Cladwell. Unfortunately, for the poverty-stricken populace, this means that bathrooms are public and tightly controlled with stringent punishments for those who “pee” without “payin’.”

The show’s protagonist Bobby Strong is propelled to stand against injustice at the encouragement of Caldwell’s innocently optimistic daughter, Hope. Will the down-trodden citizens of the city be able to rise above the powers that oppress them? Will justice trump inequality? Attend a performance and find out.

If you go:
What: Urinetown performance and scholarship fundraiser
Where: Toland Theatre, UW-L Center for the Arts, 16th and Vine streets
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11
Tickets: Go on sale 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. $20 for the general public, $15 for seniors and non-UW-L students and $10 for UW-L students with a valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the lobby of the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.8522. This is a general seating performance.

Box office hours:
1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
One hour before show times
UW-L Theatre Box Office is located in the Center for the Arts Lobby