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Pay to Pee...Or Else

Imagine a drought so bad it lasts 20 years and water is strictly rationed. In fact, there are restrictions so stringent that people have to pay to go to the bathroom! This is exactly what happens in "Urinetown," The Musical, a satirical comedy that the Averett theatre and music departments will perform Feb. 24-26, at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium.

In this Tony Award winning production, "Urine Good Company" (UGC) controls the town with its water restrictions. The poorest, filthiest urinal in town is run by Penelope Pennywise and Bobby Strong. One day, Bobby's father cannot afford his fee and asks to go free "just this once." His request is, of course, denied; but he goes anyway. Immediately he is arrested and escorted to Urinetown, from whence he never returns. Not long after the arrest and disappearance of Bobby's father, UGC hikes the rates, leading to a revolt by the townspeople. Do the people win or does UGC tighten its iron fist? You won't find out in this story, you'll have to see the play.

Faculty and staff may attend the performance for free.











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