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Underground Productions is presenting Urinetown, an outrageous tale of water shortage at its most dire.
By Alice Bopf
September 02, 2012
By Alice Bopf
September 02, 2012

Based in a post-apocalyptic world without an overflowing water supply, Urinetown is the tale of a time of tinkle-taxes. All toilets are pay-to-pee, private lavatories are outlawed and all water is controlled by irritating, irrigating magnate, The Urine Good Company.

The title may stir doubt, but this musical by any other name would still be as hilarious. The third offering of Underground Productions for 2012 is a satirical comedy by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, and has made its way from Broadway to UQ.

Urinetown pays homage to stage giants such as West Side Story and Les Miserables, while finding inspiration from the current pay-to-use public toilets of Western Europe. Nightly 7:30 screenings at the Schonell Theatre of the University of Queensland until Saturday September 8th, and tickets are still available online. Members tickets are going for $15, students at $18 and adults $20. A pretty good price for toilet humour.

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