News & Events
April 9, 2009
TheatreUNCA will stage the Tony Award winning musical comedy "Urinetown" April 22-26 at UNC Asheville's Carol Belk Theatre. Curtain is 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. All shows are open to the public.
"Urinetown," the Broadway hit by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, provides a humorous and cynical view of society, sustainability, capitalism and government. The musical tells the story of a futurist Gotham-like city plagued by a 20-year drought. As a result, the government has banned private bathrooms and the citizens must use pay toilets regulated by a monopolistic company. A custodian at the poorest urinal in town decides that enough is enough. With the help of the townspeople, he leads a rebellion with a surprising ending.
"Urinetown" is directed by Drama Department Chair Rob Bowen with musical direction by Adjunct Professor Ruth Seiber-Johnson and choreography by senior Cherie Holmes. Designers include Rob Berls on set; senior Alina Gerall on costumes; senior Lisa Huie and Bowen on lights; and Bowen and junior Casey Morris on sound. The 27-member cast includes UNC Asheville students and faculty.
Tickets for all performances are $15 general admission, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students. Because of the intimate size of UNC Asheville's Carol Belk Theatre and the often heavy demand for tickets, advance purchase is strongly advised. Tickets may be ordered by phone calling 828.232.2291 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Tickets are also available at the box office one hour before curtain and online at www.unca.edu/drama.
For more information, call UNC Asheville's Drama Department at 828.251.6610.