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Wyoming Seminary presents satirical musical ‘Urinetown’ in Kingston Nov. 4-6

Wyoming Seminary presents satirical musical ‘Urinetown’ in Kingston Nov. 4-6
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From a press release:

The Wyoming Seminary Players will present “Urinetown: The Musical” at Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts in Kingston on Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6.

In a Gotham-like city, 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 regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

Written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, “Urinetown” is the winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards. It is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, “Urinetown” provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.

The production, which is open to the public, features Richard C. Kraus as Bobby Strong, Morgan Price as Hope Cladwell, Max Liebetrau as Officer Lockstock, Levi Sunday Lefkowitz as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Ellie Rosentel as Penelope Pennywise (“Penny”), and Danica Mits as Little Sally. It will be presented at Sem’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts (260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston) on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door.

This production is part of Wyoming Seminary’s 2017-2018 Fine and Performing Arts Series.
For more information, call 570-270-2190.

Wyoming Seminary is an independent college preparatory private school and boarding school in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley. Sem strives for success in academics, athletics, STEM, fine arts, and performing arts. Boarding school, day school, and summer program options are available with affordable tuition and scholarships offered.