Fort Lewis College Theatre Department to present ‘URINETOWN: The Musical’

By Denise Leslie
Special to The PREVIEW
The Fort Lewis College (FLC) Theatre Department continues its 2017 season with the hilarious three-time Tony Award winning musical written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, “URINETOWN: The Musical.”
Performances run Nov. 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. on the MainStage at Theatre Hall on the FLC campus.
“URINETOWN: The Musical” is a show with a horrible title, but a hilarious story about a town with a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, which has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amongst the people, a hero emerges who has had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.
While the musical itself is fun and witty, the subject is real and a topic of discussion for our community. Join us for a special “Talk Back” hosted by FLC’s Environmental Center immediately following the Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m. matinee. A panel of local elected officials, including state Rep. Barbara McLachlan and La Plata Electric Association’s Guinn Unger, will discuss how the play’s themes of democracy, regulation and resource use relate to local challenges and opportunities. The “Talk Back” is free and will begin around 4:15 p.m.
Tickets for “URINETOWN: The Musical” are available online at, by calling 247-7657 or at the ticket office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 802 Main Ave. in Durango. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This story was posted on November 2, 2017.