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Spring play brings comedy to life

Emily Sherrill, Business Manager

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Each year, the drama club spends countless hours preparing for the spring musical. Sets are built and designed, dances are choreographed, and songs are perfected.
This year, the school’s production was of the Broadway comedy Urinetown: the Musical. Written by playwright Greg Kotis, Urinetown satirizes capitalism, bureaucracies, and socialism with witty humor and parodying musical takes.
The musical takes place during an extreme drought, leaving most without water. In order to preserve water, the government and a big business, “Urine Good Company”, team up to legally require citizens to pay to use the bathroom.
It centers on a man named Bobby Strong who works as a janitor at the only local public bathroom. Strong then attempts to start a revolution to overthrow the monopolized industry of bathrooms and paid peeing to allow everyone to pee for free.
“It’s a comedy,” said the director of the musical, Tim Tholl. “It’s meant to be funny and although there’s political satire involved, the political side of this is not something that’s supposed to be taken seriously.”
Opening night was Friday, Mar. 16 and the musical ran through the weekend.
For the seniors, this was their last performance on the Plainfield South auditorium stage, which caused lots of tears within the close knit community of performers.
Senior Riley Mulcahy played the lead of, Hope Cladwell, the daughter of the owner of “Urine Good Company”.
“I’m going to miss the people the most. These people were the most incredible to work with and every single one of us got so close in ways that I have not experienced with a whole cast before,” Mulcahy said.
Some seniors will return for one last show for the senior-directed “One Acts” where graduating students write and/or direct one act of a play.

“Urinetown” the musical stands as a nostalgic moment for South since the senior class graduating within a month. This is their last performance at South.

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Spring play brings comedy to life