**UPDATE: The previously canceled performance on Sunday, October 8th has been reinstated to the schedule. Now that the threat of Hurricane Nate has passed with little to no damage, we feel comfortable presenting the production. There will still be an additional performance added Saturday, October 14 at 2pm to make up for the lost performance on October 7.**
An absurd notion, fully realized, URINETOWN shows us a dystopian metropolis where 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, owned and operated by a single malevolent company and its ruthless egomaniacal CEO that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a simple amenity worker decides that enough is enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverent Tony Award-winning musical satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. This 2001 musical comedy concerning unbridled corporate greed and the privatization of the most basic human right seems oddly compelling and dangerously timely in the modern American Age of Trump. NOLA Project Artistic Director A.J. Allegra will direct.
This production will take place in the Robert E. Nims Theatre, located in the Performing Arts Center on UNO’s campus. For a digital map of UNO CLICK HERE.
This production is supported in part by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).
*Member of Actor's Equity Association
†Member of The NOLA Project Ensemble
This marks The NOLA Project's first musical in nine years. Our last musical production was ASSASSINS (2008), also directed by A.J. Allegra