Long Trail students to present 'Urinetown'

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DORSET —Long Trail School is presenting its 2018 fall musical, the Tony Award-winning comedy "Urinetown, the Musical" by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $10 for adults.

The musical is set during a water shortage caused by a 20-year drought which has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a malevolent company that profits by charging admission. Deciding he has had enough, a hero plans a revolution.

The winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Obie Awards, this satirical musical is a commentary on capitalism, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, politics, greed, and the musical theater.

"I saw the New York premiere of Urinetown in 2001, right after the 9/11 attacks," stage director Anna Bean said of the musical.

"The audience did not feel comfortable laughing, yet we needed desperately to do so. I hope watching this version, created by incredibly hard-working middle- and upper-school Long Trail School students, amuses and educates, as, in my opinion, all intriguing theater does."

The cast features Leon Bell, Kassidy Brooks, Lorelei Goodell, Emma Hoffman, Olivia Hunter, Timur Langford, Emma Luikart, Molly Luikart, Katie Marthage, Nikoline Norman, Julian Pirie, Victoria Quigley, Jae VanDerWielen, Aimee Wildman, Lillie Wildman, and Zach Wildman.

Tickets can be reserved online at longtrailschool.org/urinetown or purchased at the door.

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