Thursday, October 25, 2007
The story is unusual but fairly simple: in a city of the future, after a generation of drought, a brutal company forces the population to pay to perform one of the absolutely necessary functions of life: to urinate. (Think Blade Runner with toilet jokes. Lots of toilet jokes.) Anyone caught attempting to “pee for free” is sent to a penal colony called “Urinetown.” But a rebellion is brewing, and there’s a hero, a romance, and a revolution—and a twist.