Date(s) - July-13 2018
In 1995, Greg Kotis traveled to Paris, France. He hadn’t budgeted very well for his trip, though, and he found himself constantly on the lookout for money to use the public pay toilets. That seemingly endless scrounging for change just to go to the bathroom made quite an impression on Kotis: when he returned to the States, he began writing what would eventually become Urinetown, The Musical. He and composer Mark Hollmann took their satire to the New York International Fringe Festival. Before long, their black comedy about the “privilege to pee” got a successful Off-Broadway run, followed by a three-year transfer to Broadway, where Urinetown won three Tony Awards out of its ten nominations.