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Glasgow tackles ‘Urinetown’

Staff reports • Jun 11, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Glasgow Theatre Company will present its production of Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ “Urinetown: The Musical” this week.

“Urinetown” is the 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 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 he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

“Urinetown” will be performed at 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m., Sunday. All performances will be held at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol.

General admission tickets are $15.

The cast of “Urinetown” includes Chris Bowen, Amber Hatcher Davis, Benjamin Fitton, Kaeli Gardner, Ryan Gray, Kara Grindstaff, Audrey Kuykendall, Jenson Titus Lavallee, Jon Luttrell, Carleton Lyon, Jake Lyon, Jonathan Marin, Ashley McLaughlin, Jeremy McLaughlin, Hannah Miller, Elizabeth Paxton, Brandon Stanbrough and Stephanie Yoder.

Martin Robinette is directing the show, with musical direction by Chris Yoder. April Gardner will serve as stage manager.

Glasgow Theatre Company is a non-profit theatre organization for the Tri-Cities. It was founded with the goal of being an actor-friendly theatre company, planning rehearsals and performances around the busy lives of its actors. Glasgow’s main goal is to provide an atmosphere of creativity as well as the means to allow people with busy schedules the opportunity to participate in community theatre.

For more information about Glasglow, visit the theatre company’s website at www.glasgowtheatrecompany.org.

Tickets to “Urinetown” may be reserved by calling the Paramount Center’s box office at (423) 274-8920 or by visiting http://theparamountcenter.com.

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