The Beverly Theatre Guild will present its production of “Urinetown” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., at the Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th St.
The winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, “Urinetown” is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theater. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, “Urinetown” provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities regulated by a malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.
“Urinetown” is directed by Tyler King; music director is Rachel Hoovler; and choreographer is Madison Piner. It is produced for the Beverly Theatre Guild by Katie Regalado and Julie L. Zebleckis.
Tickets are $24.
For more information or tickets, call (773) BTG-TIXS or visit the website at beverlytheatreguild.org.