College of Charleston presents Urinetown

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College of Charleston presents Urinetown

April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0

$12 – $20

College of Charleston Theatre and Dance closes its 2018-2019 season with the hilarious, Tony Award-winning comedy “Urinetown,” directed by artist-in-residence Bret Shuford with musical direction by Laura Turner. While the show is lighthearted in nature, it shares with audiences a glimpse of serious issues tied to the season’s theme of social justice in support of the College’s sustainability literacy initiative.

A 20-year drought has caused a water shortage and has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission. A hero decided that he has had enough, and plans a revolution. Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Obie Awards, “Urinetown” by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis is a satire on capitalism, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, politics, greed and the musical theater.

The show will run April 11-16, 2019 in the Emmett Robinson Theatre, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Phillip St. A talkback with actors will take place after the opening night performance. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling (843) 953-6306 or at the door two hours prior to curtain. Admission is $20 general; $12 College of Charleston students; $15 College of Charleston employees, Senior Citizens, non-College of Charleston students.

College of Charleston presents Urinetown


Emmett Robinson Theatre
54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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(843) 953-6306