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Thursday, July 24, 2003

Went to see Urinetown with Fred last night. It was brilliant and hilarious. What I didn't know until after the show was that it was written by a former Neo-Futurist. It's about a town in the future where a severe drought lasting for decades has led to the abolition of private bathrooms, and where the only legal place to pee is a publc toilet, and those public toilets are all controlled by one corporation, and they keep getting fee hikes passed. Those that can't pay or who pee elsewhere are taken to "Urinetown". That's bad.

How is this hilarious you ask? Well, there's Officer Lockstock and Little Sally, who frequently have little asides about what's going to happen later in the show and such. There's... well, heck. You would have to see it to believe it. Perhaps only Kevin and Sherman can get a decent mental picture of the show by imagining the Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind folks doing a full musical production, with all the required elements of a musical, but with a sort of sideways message about the American consumerist lifestyle being unsustainable.

No, really. It was really really funny.


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