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ONU Presents 'Urinetown'

Jan 22, 2010

UrinetownThe Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents the musical “Urinetown” from Feb. 10-13 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 13-14 at 2 p.m.

An uproariously funny musical, “Urinetown” is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year draught has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, which are regulated by a company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Among the townspeople, a hero arises who plans a revolution to lead the citizens to freedom.

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, “Urinetown” is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. With an outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter, this darkly sardonic Brechtian story is directed and choreographed by Gwen Arment, a Broadway-credited artist.

Tickets are on sale now: $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and non-ONU students, and $9 for children. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets are also available online at