Golden Years

Urinetown tinkles on an uptight community.

The Darkness PlayStation Xbox 360 Publisher: 2K Games
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Price: $59.99
ESRB Rating: M (for Mature)
Score: 6 (out of 10)
Don't let Urinetown's title piss you off, says director Jen Cody. "People think it's going to be this lewd, foul production," she says. "It's really a story about two kids falling in love." The Tony-winning musical (opening tonight at the Carousel) centers on star-crossed lovers caught in a fight against corporate greed. It's all set in a town where citizens have to pay to pee. "It's a cautionary tale, bringing to life problems in a very comic and hopeful way," says artistic director Sean Cercone. "It's a great parable for our times — especially after Hurricane Katrina and all these scandals about businesses siphoning billions of dollars away."
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Starts: Sept. 6. Continues through Nov. 4
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