Clark College Theater Makes a Splash

Clark College Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with the award-winning Urinetown (yes, you read that right) by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. The musical—which depicts a fictional future when water is so scarce that lack of water for toilet-flushing necessitates a publicly monitored pay-per-pee system—is a hilarious satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself. Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverent send-up in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Side-splittingly funny and touchingly honest, this musical is the winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards. The director of the Clark College production is Dorinda Toner with vocal direction by April Duvic and choreography by Alicia Marie Turvin.

Show dates are Feb. 17, 18, 24, 25 and March 2, 3, and 4. All show times are at 7:30 p.m. in the Decker Theatre, Frost Arts Center, on Clark College’s main campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Tickets are $15 general admission, $11 for students and alumni, and $13 for senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Clark College Bookstore in Gaiser Hall, online at, or by calling 360-992-2815.

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