Urinetown the Musical
Reviewed by David Kashimba
Photo by Tika Moon

To pee or not to pee? That is the question in 6th Street Playhouse’s production of Urinetown the Musical. Whether it is nobler to bear the slings and arrows of outrages bladder pain or risk being put to death for urinating in the street. Such is the dilemma of the poor people living in this town set sometime in the near future.

After a severe drought and suffering through what became known as the “stink years,” the government was forced to regulate toilets. Individual bathrooms were shut down and everyone was forced to pay at public toilets run by Urine Good Company, a big corporation dedicated to get rich by controlling the golden streaming of the poor. But alas, a hero rises and leads a rebellion against the rich corporation.

Is this a long lost play written by William Shakeyourspear? No, it’s a stark reality modern musical comedy written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. But don’t expect a happy ending! This is comic realism at its best so everybody tragically dies in the end, but the audience keeps on laughing.

With a topnotch cast and orchestra, this is one great night of entertainment that will have you singing mellow yellow songs for days after the show. There are also some great dance numbers choreographed by Vicki Suemnicht.

When the final golden curtain falls, you’ll be relieved to live in a society where you can pee for free and farting is such sweet sorrow.

For tickets or more information call (707) 523-4185 or visit www6thstreetplayhouse.com.

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