Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see Urinetown: The Musical presented by GreenRoom Productions at the Cosman Theater in Huntley, running July 27–29 and August 3–5. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a show package for two (up to a $48 total value).
- For $39, you get a show package for four (up to a $96 total value).<p>
For each person, the package includes:
- General admission to any performance (up to a $23 value)
- One soft drink (a $1 value)<p>
While traveling through Paris in the mid-‘90s, the financially strapped young playwright, Greg Kotis, was forced to contend with the constant cost-benefit conundrum of the City of Light’s pay-for-use toilets. Upon returning to the US, he joined up with composer Mark Hollman to transform this minor but harrowing experience into an uproariously comic dystopian musical set in a world where lack of water forces the poor to work ceaselessly simply for the right to use the restroom.
As it moved from the New York International Fringe Festival to Broadway, Urinetown: The Musical picked up three Tonys with its story of the lowly janitor, Bobby Strong, and his revolt against tycoon Caldwell B. Cladwell and his tyrannical monopoly Urine Good Company. Catchy songs such as “It’s a Privilege to Pee” and “Run, Freedom, Run!” lovingly send up musical tropes, and winking narration demolishes the fourth wall, requiring post-show construction crews each night of its run.
Though GreenRoom Productions features discounted prices for seniors and students, this Groupon offers the best deal available.