Founded by the legendary John Houseman and current producing artistic director Margot Harley, the Acting Company has won Obie, L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards and a Tony.
George and Lennie are drifters with dreams of living off the “fat of the land.”
They arrive at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own farm. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man.
It is Lennie’s obsession with things soft and cuddly that make George cautious about who Lennie befriends.
George often promises to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” as a means of keeping him calm amidst distractions.
When the ranch boss’ wife is found dead in the barn, George is faced with a moral question:
Steinbeck’s stories about common people surviving uncommon tragedy and fate have captivated generations of readers around the world. George and Lennie will be etched in your memory forever.
Tickets to Of Mice and Men are $30-$40-$55 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787) or by visiting pac.unlv.edu.
Student rush tickets are $13 each (not inclusive of the facilities fee), and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available. A $1.25 facilities fee, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets.
The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Information about all of the season’s performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center website, located at pac.unlv.edu.
Founded in 1976, the Performing Arts Center at UNLV is Southern Nevada’s longest-running performing arts venue. Located on the north end of the UNLV campus, the PAC hosts a variety of performances each year.
The UNLV Performing Arts Center welcomes the New York Polyphony – four exceptional voices called “rich” and “natural” by National Public Radio – at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 4 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall. This dynamic group delivers refined musicianship, and a uniquely modern sensibility with a varied repertoire, ranging from medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary works.
In 2011, New York Polyphony signed an exclusive recording contract with acclaimed record label BIS Records. endBeginning, their first album on BIS, was released in February and features rare and never-before recorded works from the Franco-Flemish Renaissance. Featured on NPR’s Deceptive Cadence and selected as ‘CD of the Week’ by Alex Ross (The Rest Is Noise), endBeginning received a 10 out of 10 rating by Classics Today and has amassed substantial critical acclaim.
Hailed as a “stunning tour through chant, polyphony and renaissance harmonies” (Minnesota Public Radio), their second CD Tudor City spent three weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s classical album chart. It has been featured on Danish Public Radio, American Public Radio and NPR’s All Things Considered.
NYP’s debut CD I sing the birth was released in 2007. The disc—an intimate meditation on the Christmas season—garnered unanimous praise. Gramophone Magazine named it “one of the season’s best”, BBC Music Magazine selected it as Editor’s Christmas Choice 2007, and Classic FM Magazine hailed it as “a disc for all seasons.”
Tickets to New York Polyphony are $35-$50-$75 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787) or by visiting pac.unlv.edu
Student rush tickets are $13 each (not inclusive of the facilities fee), and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available.
A $1.25 facilities fee, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets.
The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Information about all of the season’s performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center website, located at pac.unlv.edu.
Founded in 1976, the Performing Arts Center at UNLV is Southern Nevada’s longest-running performing arts venue.
Located on the north end of the UNLV campus, the PAC hosts a variety of performances each year.
With The Lion King already in residence at The Bristol Hippodrome and the Bristol Old Vic autumn season just about to launch following the theatre’s extensive refurbishment, The Bristol Hotel has created a couple of pre-theatre dining offers to entice audiences to stop off en route to the two venues, which are less than a five-minute walk away.
The River Grille is promoting “three courses for the price of two” from its table d’hote menu for all those who order between 5:30pm and 6:30pm, so the price per person is £19.95, instead of £24.95. The table d’hote menu offers four or five choices per course, including vegetarian dishes and lighter options, so customers don’t need to worry about falling asleep during the performance!
For those visiting from further afield, The Bristol Hotel has put together a Pre-Theatre Dinner Package, which includes overnight accommodation in a double room, a late afternoon/early evening two-course meal served from 5:30pm, a glass of bubbly and full buffet breakfast the following morning; free WiFi and use of the hotel’s gym come as standard, as does complimentary parking from 4pm Friday to 10am Monday and from 5.30pm to 9.30am during the week.
The cost of this Pre-Theatre Dinner Package starts at £139 per room per night and bookings are being taken up until 22 December 2012. For more details, please visit www.doylecollection.com/bristol or call 0117 923 0333.
Of course, guests don’t need to be going on to either The Bristol Hippodrome or the Bristol Old Vic to take advantage of these offers, they might just as easily be heading to events at any number of venues around town including Colston Hall, the Tobacco Factory or the cinema at the Watershed. Or they might simply like to eat early – particularly if they can enjoy a great value menu at the same time!
Notes for Editors
The Bristol Hotel is located in the heart of the city, between the historic cobbled Narrow Quay and elegant Queen Square, just a few minutes’ walk from major cultural landmarks such as The Bristol Old Vic, Arnolfini, Watershed, SS Great Britain and M Shed, as well as the fabulous new shopping district of Cabot Circus.
The Bristol Hotel has 187 rooms and suites, which are among the largest and most luxurious in the city. All of the rooms have been completely restyled, refurnished and re-equipped in the last few years, with the deluxe rooms and juniors suites having additional luxuries such as media hubs and Nespresso coffee machines.
The Bristol Hotel has an outstanding, self-contained Meetings and Events Centre with rooms for as few as six people or as many as 400. Executive boardrooms, large breakout rooms and an impressive main suite are all equipped with the latest technology and luxurious decorative touches.
The Bristol Hotel is housed in a distinctive 1960s building, recognised as a prime example of the Modern architectural movement.
Executive Head Chef Kai Taylor has more than 21 years’ experience of high standard cookery and management in the hotel business, having been Head Chef at prestigious hotels including Copthorne Hotels, Chiseldon House Hotel and Parklands Hotel.
For more details, please visit the website: www.doylecollection.com/bristol
Theatre Breaks have offers on both theatre and non theatre packages for the October Half Term Break for families looking for a child-friendly getaway.
From The Harry Potter Studio Tour at Warner Brothers to Ice Age Live and Tommy Steele in Scrooge there are a lot of new options for Half Term this year. Of course there is always The Lion King and Wicked and Warhorse and Madame Tussauds and the London Aquarium but it will be the new kids on the block that will be attracting most attention.
Simon Harding of St Albans Travel’s Theatre Breaks says “The Harry Potter Studio Tour has put Watford on the tourist map in a way that Elton John could have never hoped to do. It has been massive this year and we are expecting demand to continue into the colder months!” Especially as family rooms are in good supply around Watford – probably better than central London!
Tim Minchin’s Matilda wasn’t around this time last year either. The award winning show is such a hit with young and old a like that it will surely be high on the list for many people heading to London next half term.
Half term’s Wembley Arena show Ice Age Live “A Mammoth Adventure” uses flying, acrobatic ice skating, puppetry and film animation to bring together this perfect slice of family fun and entertainment.
With allocation for matinee performances on the Thursday and Saturday of half term and evening performances on the Thursday and Friday our Ice Age breaks can be taken with a range of accommodation including the nearby 3 star Quality Hotel Wembley where family rooms can take up to 2 adults and 2 children and breaks including tickets and hotel accommodation for a family of 4 (based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing) start at just £220.
For more Half Term Breaks Information Contact Simon Harding 0203 2871808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A new app is available for travelers in England’s Shakespeare country, from Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire to Ludlow and the Welsh Marches. “Stratford & West Midlands: As You Like It,” by Alison Plummer, is an app for iPad, iPhoneand Android.
The app is designed to help plan trips through 170 entries with galleries of 1,895 images. The app features hotels, regional food and wine, micro-breweries and drives with classic carsfor hire. It also works for biking and walks as well as gardens and properties to view, including those in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. It covers other authors as well as Shakespeare such as J.R.R. Tolkien with places that inspired characters for “The Hobbit,” the ancestral home of George Washington and more. The “Stratford & West Midlands: As You Like It” app sells for $3.99.
The Montague on the Gardens, a Georgian townhouse hotel around the corner from the British Museum in London, is offering a special in honor of an exhibition at the museum called “Shakespeare: staging the world.”
The exhibition provides an insight into the emerging role of London as a world city through the perspective of Shakespeare’s plays, using objects, digital media and performance. It includes great paintings, jewels, rare manuscripts and performances.
For people interested in seeing the exhibition, The Montague on the Gardens is offering a package called Celebrating William Shakespeare that includes two nights’ accommodations, full English breakfast daily, two tickets to the exhibition of “Shakespeare: staging the world” at the British Museum, and a Shakespeare cookbook. The package is priced from $330 per night (exclusive of VAT) double occupancy for a minimum of two nights, and is available until Nov. 25.
SHN Upcoming Shows Include “War Horse,” “The Lion King” and “The Book of Mormon”
Formerly known as Best of Broadway, the SHN Series brings Broadway to the Bay Area with a dynamic series at the SHN Orpheum, SHN Curran and SHN Golden Gate Theatres. Upcoming shows in order of performances are:
The London and Broadway’s smash hit, “War Horse” gallops into the SHN Curran Theatre, Aug. 2-26, 2012. The powerful story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I, comes alive through life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life.
SHN’s just announced 2012-13 season includes:
Disney’s “The Lion King” returns to the SHN Orpheum Theatre, Nov. 1-Jan. 13, 2013 for the first time since its triumphant 43-week run here in 2004. Winner of six Tony Awards, “The Lion King” has been seen by more than 13.5 million people in more than 60 cities across North America.
“The Book of Mormon,” winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, will play a limited engagement at the SHN Curran Theatre Nov. 27-Dec. 30, 2012. Declared “the best musical of the century,” by The New York Times, the musical features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone; Parker and Stone are the creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is the co-creator of the hit musical comedy, “Avenue Q.”
The new Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s time classic musical masterpiece, “Anything Goes,” comes to the SHN Curran Theatre Jan. 8-Feb. 3, 2013. The rewrite of the 1934 musical comedy unfolds on board the S.S. American on a trans-Atlantic crossing and features hits songs such as “It’s De-Lovely,” “You’re the Top,” and, of course, “Anything Goes.”
The spellbinding “Wicked, returns home to the Bay Area again to the Orpheum Theatre Jan. 23-Feb. 17, 2013. The untold story of the witches of Oz, long before Dorothy dropped in, “Wicked” tells the unforgettable story of two girls who meet in the land of Oz — one born with emerald-green skin who is smart and misunderstood and the other who is conventionally beautiful, ambitions and “very, very popular” as one of the show’s signature songs confirms.
For ticket information visit www.shnsf.com. Media contact: Erin Garcia, 415-551-2075, email@example.com.
San Francisco Jazz Festival Celebrates 30th Anniversary with 30 Concerts Aug. 25-Dec. 7, 2012;
SFJAZZ Center Opens on Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 21, 2013
The San Francisco Jazz Festival will run Aug. 25-Dec. 7, 2012, present 30 concerts celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary. Festival highlights include Brecker Brothers Reunion Band with Randy Brecker, Mike Stern and Dave Weckl Sept.28; “Miles Smiles” with Robben Ford, Kenny Garrett, Joey DeFrancesco, Wallace Roney and Omar Hakim Sept. 29; Sonny Rollins on Sept. 30, Gilberto Gil Oct. 2; Branford Marsalis, solo, at Grace Cathedral Oct. 5; Marcus Miler Oct. 11; Robert Glasper Experiment Nov.1; Ornette Coleman Nov.9; Buika Nov. 16; and Arturo Sandoval Dec. 1. SFJAZZ is nearing the completion of the new SFJAZZ Center, the first stand-alone performance and education center dedicated to jazz. Designed by award-winning architect Mark Cavagnero, the center will open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 21 2013. Located at 205 Franklin St. in San Francisco’s vibrant Hayes Valley, the SFJAZZ Center will be a hub of art, music, culture and community in the Civic Center performing arts district. For information, visit sfjazz.org or call 866-920-5299. Media contact: Marshall Lamm, 510-928-1410, firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco Symphony Enters Second 100 Years Sept. 5, 2012
The San Francisco Symphony’s 101st season opens Sept. 5, 2012 with two weeks of concerts of Russian and German masterworks led by conductor Semyon Bychkov. Joining Bychkov and the Orchestra is violinist Pinchas Zukerman. The second week of concerts, beginning Sept.12, is devoted to performances of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, “Leningrad.”
In its Opening Gala concert on Sept.19, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads violinist Joshua Bell and the Orchestra in Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso and Chausson’s “Poème,” selections from Berlioz’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and Ravel’s “Boléro.”The orchestra’s 101st season highlights include explorations of music by Beethoven, Stravinsky and enhanced concert experiences around Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” and Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis” by Thomas. He will also conduct the SFS in the first concert performances by an orchestra of Leonard Bernstein’s complete “West Side Story.” The orchestra will perform two world premieres, three U.S. premieres, three West Coast premieres and 13 San Francisco Symphony premieres and also inaugurates the new Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University in January 2013. Soprano Renée Fleming and pianist András Schiff will perform in Project San Francisco residencies. In addition to Zuckerman, distinguished guests include Joshua Bell, Julia Fischer, Lang Lang, Yuja Wang, Marc-André Hamelin, Gil Shaham, Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, David Robertson, Vasily Petrenko and Marek Janowski, with debuts by Vladimir Jurowski, Jaap van Zweden, Juraj Valcuha, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Michael Fabiano and The Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble. The Great Performers Series will feature concerts by the Warsaw Philharmonic and Russian National Orchestra plus recitals by Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Renée Fleming with Susan Graham, and Matthias Goerne with Christoph Eschenbach. Details are available at www.sfsymphony.org or call 415-864-6000. Media contact: Public Relations, 415-503-5474, email@example.com
San Francisco Opera Opens 2012-13 Season Sept. 7, 2012
Repertory Season Includes Three World Premiere Commissions
The San Francisco Opera Company’s 2012–13 repertory season includes three world premiere commissions slated for 2013 by Nolan Gasser and Carey Harrison (“The Secret Garden”), Mark Adamo (“The Gospel of Mary Magdalene”), and Tobias Picker and J.D. McClatchy (“Dolores Claiborne”). The Company’s 90th season opens Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 with a gala performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The Opera Ball, the Company’s celebrated signature benefit event, will precede the opening night performance at the historic War Memorial Opera House. In addition to “Rigoletto,” which features two international casts of singers, San Francisco Opera’s 2012–13 season offers Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto gem “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” (“TheCapulets and the Montagues”); the Bay Area premiere of Jake Heggie’s “Moby-Dick,” commissioned and produced by San Francisco Opera, The Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Calgary Opera and the State Opera of South Australia; Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin”; Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca,” interpreted by two casts of widely acclaimed singers; Jacques Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” (“The Tales of Hoffmann”); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “ Cosi fan tutte;” the world premiere of Mark Adamo’s “The Gospel of Mary Magdalene,” and the world premiere of Nolan Gasser and Carey Harrison’s “The Secret Garden,“ a co-production with Cal Performances. All performances are at the War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. For information visit www.sfopera.com or call 415-864-3330. Media contact: Robin Freeman, 415-565-6451, firstname.lastname@example.org.
London Theatre and Theatre Breaks has been written by Simon Harding and includes the very best advice gleaned from over 29 years of working in the theatre packaging industry.
Although it is mainly aimed at the West End newbie, even the seasoned theatre-goer should get something from London Theatre and Theatre Breaks too.
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Let’s face it, however much we would like to go the theatre in London, we don’t always get the chance. So when it comes to you buying those all important tickets, or picking a special hotel or a nearby restaurant, it is important to know what you are doing.
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The next performance is Pippin, September 6-October 14, 2012. The Diversionary’s Pippin is a reimagined, innovative staging of a musical favorite that captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere.
Next up is the West Coast Premiere of When Last We Flew, November 8 – December 9, 2012. Inspired by Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, When Last We Flew is a moving and often humorous look at life in small town America from a contemporary teenage perspective. In 2013, Diversionary Theater will feature Birds of a Feather, January 31-March 3, 2013, and The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabbler, March 21-April 4, 2013. For more information, visit www.diversionary.org.
The Tony Award-winning Old Globe theatre in Balboa Park presents a rotating repertory of three classic plays during its Shakespeare Festival, now through September 30, 2012. The plays include William Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Richard III and Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s Inherit the Wind. All three shows play under the stars in The Old Globe’s beautiful outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.
The Old Globe theatre is also presenting Divine Rivalry, through August 12, 2012. The play transports the audiences to 16th-century Florence where two of the world’s greatest artists, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, face off in a painting competition orchestrated by political mastermind Niccolò Machiavelli (The Prince).
Also, The Old Globe is presenting God of Carnage, July 27-September 2, 2012. Two sets of parents gather in an upscale Brooklyn home to discuss a playground altercation between their sons. At first civility is upheld, but as the conversation goes off track and the rum bottle opens, decorum flies out the window and leads to a hilarious afternoon of name-calling, tantrums and tears. The Old Globe then presents Allegiance-A New American Musical, September 7-October 21, 2012. This new production is an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese-American internment of World War II. Lastly, The Old Globe theatre presents Good People, September 29-October 28, 2012. Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) explores whether everyone can have the American Dream in this funny and insightful new play. For more information, visit www.oldglobe.com.
As part of the Page To Stage Play Development Program, The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse presents The Nightingale now through August 5, 2012. This compelling contemporary musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Nightingale, tells the story of a young emperor in ancient China whose luxurious but constricted life inside the walls of the Forbidden City is upended by the song of an extraordinary bird that lives beyond his reach. The next performance is An Iliad, based on Homer’s The Iliad, August 11-September 9, 2012. On a bare stage, a storyteller emerges from the back of the theatre to re-tell The Iliad, one of the oldest stories in Western civilization. The elements are familiar-the 10-year siege of Troy, the Greeks and Trojans locked in a brutal combat, the heroic and final battle between Achilles and Hector; however, this storyteller points at something more in the epic text. In this eye-opening version, audiences are on the front lines of every major war in history, reliving a futile struggle that has replayed itself over thousands of years. For more information, visit www.lajollaplayhouse.com.
The La Jolla Music Society presents SummerFest 2012, July 31-August 24, 2012. An internationally renowned chamber music festival, this year’s highlights include evenings with saxophonist Branford Marsalis, musical-comedy duo Igudesman & Joo, tango-master Pablo Ziegler, Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew, and All-Beethoven, All-Brahms and All-Schubert performances. For more information, visit www.LJMS.org.
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Las Vegas, Nev. – The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) at UNLV, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 season. The NCT is the professional theatre-training program of UNLV and is committed to bringing to Las Vegas the highest quality theatre by featuring professional artists and advanced students recruited from around the country. Their mission is to entertain, provoke and inspire. For ticket information on any performance, or for season ticket information, please call 895-ARTS (2787).
In addition to both the Main Season and Alternative Season, the NCT presents a very special encore performance of God Lives in Glass: Reflections of God As Seen Through The Eyes of Children (book and lyrics by Robert J. Landy, Ph.D., with music and additional lyrics by Keith Thompson) at 2 p.m. on August 25 and 26 to commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11. This concert benefits Family Promise, the Nevada conservatory theatre, and features performers from The Lion King, LOVE, Jersey Boys, Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, Menopause The Musical, Surf The Musical, O, Tony and Tina’s Wedding, and the Departments of Music and Theatre at UNLV. Tickets are $25.
The Main Season
in the Judy Bayley Theatre
On the Verge by Eric Overmyer
¥ Venue: Black Box
¥ Dates: September 14 – 23, 2012
¥ Synopsis: When three Victorian female explorers set out on an adventure their travels take them through a continuum of space, time, history geography, feminism and fashion. These strong-willed women are prepared for any emergency, but seem momentarily disoriented when elements of a distant future begin to creep across their path.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
¥ Venue: Judy Bayley Theatre
¥ Dates: October 5 – 14, 2012
¥ Synopsis: Shakespeare’s classic story of two star-crossed lovers caught in the midst of a deeply rooted family feud. This tale, fueled by love, revenge and family ties, portrays the tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet.
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
¥ Venue: Black Box
¥ Dates: November 9 – 18, 2012
¥ Synopsis: Rabbit Hole depicts the life-altering experience one has when a family member dies. The show, which offers a sad, but sweet emotional release, mixes wit, insightfulness, compassion and honesty during an in-depth examination of grief.
¥ Synopsis: Set on the elegant Coverly family estate, Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and present day. This brilliant play examines the nature of truth and time, the differences between the classical and romantic ideals, as well as the disruptive influence of sex on our life.
Gemini by Albert Innaurato
¥ Venue: Judy Bayley Theatre
¥ Dates: February 1 – 10, 2013
¥ Synopsis: On the eve of his twenty-first birthday, Francis is paid a surprise visit from two of his college friends, whose elevated social background contrasts painfully with Francis’s own humble circumstances. During the visit an unsettling discovery leads to a series of amusing, heart-warming and revealing incidents that occur in quick succession until the final, joyous moments of the play.
Equus by Peter Shafer
¥ Venue: Judy Bayley Theatre
¥ Dates: March 8 – 17, 2013
¥ Synopsis: Psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart is faced with treating a boy who has blinded six horses in a hysterical fit of passion. This violent act leads the doctor down a twisted road of discovery to a complex and disturbing confrontation with his new patient.
¥ Synopsis: This comedy, which focuses on academic pretention and female education, looks at the lives of three “learned” ladies whose uncontrollable obsession is learning and culture of the most conceited kind. The women use every tactic to advance themselves, including obtaining a special protégé to be the fixture of their literary salon.
Urinetown by Mark Hollermann & Greg Kotis
¥ Venue: Judy Bayley Theatre
¥ Dates: May 3 – 12, 2013
This hilarious musical exposes a world of greed, corruption, love and revolution during a time when water is worth its weight in gold and private bathrooms are outlawed.
Residents of this Gotham-like city are required to use public restrooms that are regulated by a single malevolent company, which profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs.
During this time of bathroom repression, one hero decides he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead his fellow citizens to toilet freedom
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