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Delta Drama presents summer musical satire

The Delta Drama program returns to the stage with its summer musical “Urinetown,” an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny.

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 that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown has been praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be.

Performances will be staged in the Tillie Lewis Theatre at Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Shows are scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 at 7 p.m.; with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., July 14 and 21.

Tickets are available at, at the Delta College Box Office, or by calling (209) 954-5110. Cost is $7 for general admission, ages 18 and older; $5 for students up to 17 years old. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please plan accordingly. This production is recommended for all ages.

The Drama Program at Delta believes in the importance of providing to the college community a drama curriculum that develops knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for transfer to the upper division level as well as fulfilling AA Degree general education requirements.

The Drama Program provides a rigorous, disciplined, and integrated curriculum designed to meet the vocational demands of the theatre profession. Delta also offers scholarships to new students who qualify.

The Actor Training Program is a two-year course of study in which students who have successfully auditioned can concentrate their efforts in rigorous acting classes three times a week in the first year and five times a week in the second year, while also studying stagecraft in separate technical classes.