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Urinetown

The Musical

Author: Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann; With a Preface by David Auburn and an Introduction by the Authors

Urinetown

Urinetown

$17.00

About This Book

Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Book, Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann's Urinetown: The Musical is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water...

Page Count
160
On Sale
02/19/2003

Book Details

Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Book, Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann's Urinetown: The Musical is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

After a twenty-year drought made water a scarce commodity, private toilets became outlawed. Now, all restroom necessaries are controlled by the Urine Good Company (UGC), a megacorporation that charges fees for using public toilets. Anyone unable to pay fees--or who dares to relieve themselves outside the commode--are arrested and banished to "Urinetown".

When UGC employee Bobby Strong's father falls victim to this tyranny, he spearheads a revolution, inspiring the people to rise up and reclaim their own restroom duties--unaware of the realities and consequences of his actions...

With a preface by David Auburn, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Proof
And an introduction by the authors

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN

9780571211821

In The News

“Elevated silliness of the highest order that makes a gratifying case for the restorative return to knowing foolishness and the smartly absurd. The show winks at everything from Hamlet's father's ghost to West Side Story, from the revolutionary pretensions of Les Mis to the revivalist joy of Guys & Dolls.” —Linda Winer, Newsday

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Urinetown

Urinetown

$17.00