ERIE, Pa. — Cathedral Prep High School in Erie, Pa., is taking a dim view of pee-pee.
Students are staging a production of the Broadway hit, "Urinetown: The Musical."
Erie Catholic Bishop Donald Trautman does not object to the play itself — but a diocesan spokesman said the bishop is concerned with the title "Urinetown" being connected publicly to the all-male Catholic high school.
So, the student play will go unnamed.
It would be a copyright violation to alter the show’s title. That means the high school must try to sell tickets to its upcoming school play without referring to its title — "Urinetown: The Musical."
Posters and programs will also refrain from using the play’s name. The curtain goes up on the unnamed show Dec. 7 through Dec. 10.
Well I guess the Bishop’s objection doesn’t matter much now that the story has hit the news. The play itself is about a drought-stricken future where urination is no longer free with songs like It’s A Privilege To Pee. The title Urinetown is also pretty dumb and if you are going to make a musical on this subject matter why not call it Piddler on a Roof? One theater reviewer mentions this part of the silly plot.
When Bobby meets and falls in love with Hope, the daughter of UGC president Caldwell B. Cladwell, he is inspired to lead a charge against a proposed rate hike that would drive urination farther out of the bounds of the city’s poor.
I guess this would make them piss poor.