Release date: October 2, 2006
Comic look at government in new Kennesaw State theater production
Kennesaw, Ga.—Co-produced by the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University, “Urinetown” pokes fun at governments poking in our business. Show times are 8 p.m., Oct. 24-28 and 3 p.m., Oct. 29 in the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. Community talk-backs will immediately follow performances on Tuesday through Friday.
Written by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, “Urinetown” won three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Book. The 2001 hit Broadway musical presents a draught-stricken world where people are micro-managed by their government, to the point of having to pay to urinate.
Assistant Professor of Theater Dean Adams, Kennesaw State’s artistic director, describes the show as a “biting satire (about government) and a loving parody (of musical theater). It’s an interesting mix. Very self-referential.” Adams points out that the musical survived on Broadway despite 9/11, having just opened when the tragedy occurred.
Catherine Mew, adjunct professor and guest artist in the KSU theater department, directs “Urinetown.” She previously chaired the Shorter College theater program and has worked on other productions around Atlanta.
Tickets are $15. Call the KSU Box Office at 770-423-6650 for information and reservations. This production includes themes and language that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.