MANCHESTER NH– The Central High School Maskers will present Urinetown: The Musical at two performances on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 at 6:30 p.m.
For 20 years a drought-stricken town has been shackled by the iron rule of the U.G.C. (Urine Good Company), a corporation which puppets the government to aid their exploitation of the drought for monetary gain. Civilians under this rule are left only to government-sanctioned amenities (toilets) to pee, and they are forced to pay a fee to use them. Those who are unfortunate enough to be caught urinating outside of these amenities are whisked away by law enforcement to “Urinetown” where they are never heard from again.
One day when an old man’s wallet runs dry and he pees outside an amenity in protest he is sent to Urinetown. This sparks a fire in the man’s son, Bobby Strong, who embarks on a crusade to rip government control from the hands of the U.G.C. and implement a society ruled by the people where everyone of all backgrounds are able to pee for free.
Join Bobby Strong and his revolution on March 23 and 24 in the Maskers production of Urinetown The Musical.
The original production of Urinetown won several honors, including two Tonys and multiple Drama Desk awards.
“This is an incredibly hilarious yet powerful piece of musical theatre. It also is an incredible challenge, which the students have stepped up to in every way,” said Dan Pelletier, the show’s director.
Shows are on Friday and Saturday March 23 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Central High School’s McAllaster Hall, 207 Lowell St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students, seniors and veterans and will be available at the door.
The Maskers Drama Club is the oldest student organization at Central High School, first performing in 1924. The Maskers present two full productions per school year, as well as putting on workshops and student showcases.
Urinetown The Musical Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019