CSM’s Theatre Company Announces Cast for ‘Urinetown,’ Nov. 8 – 10, 15 – 17

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The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company presents its cast for the musical production of “Urinetown,” a play inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

Director Keith Hight describes “Urinetown” as a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

CSM’s cast includes Derek T. Pickens of Washington, D.C. as Bobby Strong; Charles Watley of Charlotte Hall as Caldwell B. Cladwell; Matthew Jones as Cop and Dr. Billaux, Jhonni Jones as Josephine “Ma” Strong and Sarah Jones as RICH, all of Welcome; Aimee Bonnet as Hope Cladwell, Stephen Bonnet as Tiny Tom and Taylor Scott Hines as Mr. McQueen, all of White Plains; Greg Kenney as Hot Blades Harry and Shannon Hartfield as POOR, both of Accokeek; Ken LaClair as Joseph “Old Man” Strong, Jeremy Hunter as Officer Lockstock, Katie Fischer as POOR, Lisa LaClair as Soupy Sue and Alex LaClair as Senator Fipp, all of La Plata; Emmeline Jones as Little Sally, Hallie MacDonald and Devon-Marie Pettie as POOR and Jamie Burroughs as Mrs. Millennium, all of Mechanicsville; Rami Essa as Robby the Stockfish, Simone Hanna as RICH, Emma Veteto as POOR, Jordan Prince and Kenneth L. Waters as POOR and Cops, Jaimie Green and Xavier Prince, both as Cops; all of Waldorf; Mitchell Landon of Great Mills as Officer Barrel; Alyshia Bradley of Lusby as Penelope Pennywise; Francis Ford of Prince Frederick as Billy Boy Bill and Cop; Danielle LeDoux of Indian Head as Little Becky Two-Shoes; and Alexis Miller of Crofton as RICH.

Performances are at 8 p.m., Nov. 8 through 10 and 15 through 17, at the College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts (FA) Center, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 seniors, military members with ID and youth in high school or younger. For reservations contact bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or http://www.csmd.edu/arts.