Christopher Gonzalez – 1851 Staff
This fall, the Lasell College Drama Club will be putting on the production of the humorous and farce musical, “Urinetown.” The musical encompasses the evil “Urine Good Company,” which has outlawed the use of free public toilets due to a water shortage. In the fight to pee for free, unlikely heroes emerge and confront the megacorporation. Spencer Kosier will be holding a lead roll in the production as Officer Barrel in the production.
Q: What can the audience expect from this production? If you were to describe it in one word, what would it be?
SK: The audience can expect to be doing a lot of laughing, hearing the best songs about pee and toilets they’ve ever heard, and seeing some great dancing to the before-mentioned songs. Urinetown is a spoof, it is farce. It’s meant to funny, even when it’s serious. The audience can also expect to see familiarities in some of the scenes to other musicals like “Les Miserables” and “The Fiddler on the Roof.”
Q: Why should students attend a showing of this production?
SK: Students should come see the show because it’s theatre you’re supposed to laugh at. It is not something you have to get all dressed up for and sit there for hours listening and wondering why you care about the characters. The struggle in “Urinetown” is something that everyone can relate to: pee and the right to pee for free.
Q: What is your outlook on the plot of the play? It is surely differentiating itself from the typical play model.
SK: As for the plot, in my opinion, it certainly is different from your average play, especially towards the end. I’ll simply say that most plays don’t tell you what happens after the happy ending but Urinetown does.
Three performances of “Urinetown” will be presented on Friday, November 21 at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 at 7 p.m. The production will star Moïse Michel as the unlikely protagonist Bobby Strong and Lyndsey Charette as Bobby’s love interest, Hope Cladwell.