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URINETOWN

Directed by A.J. Allegra
September 29 - October 14 | UNO's Robert E. Nims Theatre

**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. 

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This production is supported in part by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).

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Cast

  • Bobby Strong: Keith Claverie†
  • Caldwell B. Cladwell: Alex Martinez Wallace*†
  • Officer Lockstock: Patrick Hunter*
  • Penelope Pennywise: Leslie Claverie†
  • Little Sally: Natalie Boyd†
  • Hope Cladwell: Maggie Windler
  • Officer Barrel: Michael P. Sullivan
  • Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry: Ian Hoch
  • Senator Fipp: Lucas Harms
  • Soupy Sue/Mrs. Millenium: Kristin Shoffner
  • Mr. McQueen: Ryan Decker
  • Becky Two-Shoes/Cladwell's Secretary: Hayden Guthrie
  • Billy Boy Bill: L.G. Williams II
  • Robby the Stockfish: Michael Pepp
  • Josephine Strong: Sarah Carlton
  • Tiny Tom/Dr. Billeaux: John Fitzpatrick
  • Poor Ensemble: Ayla Miller
  • Poor Ensemble: Christina Simone Early
  • Poor Ensemble: Carli Collis

 

*Member of Actor's Equity Association

†Member of The NOLA Project Ensemble

Crew

  • Production Manager: Jenny Billot†
  • Stage Manager: Sarah Chatelain†
  • Asst. Stage Manager: Julianne R. Glotfelty
  • Music Director: Ronald James Joseph
  • Choreographer: Lindsey Romig
  • Scenic Designer: Eric Porter
  • Costume Designer: Tony French
  • Lighting Designer: Bill Camp
  • Sound Designer: Matt Jackson†
  • Props Designer: Jaime Bird
  • Technical Director: Diane Baas
  • Assistant Director: Ya Ting Lin
  • UNO Theatre Chair: David Hoover

Noteworthy

This marks The NOLA Project's first musical in nine years. Our last musical production was ASSASSINS (2008), also directed by A.J. Allegra