Rochester College will host events surrounding the theatre department’s production of “Urinetown: The Musical.” Two discussion sessions will take place on March 22 and 29, and there will be a special talk-back following the March 31 performance of the show.

The events are part of the college’s community-wide Theatre for Social Change initiative, which connects theatre and relevant social issues. The satire of Urinetown will be used to help understand, explore, and discuss the availability of clean water as a right or a privilege, water conservation, water shortage, water related infrastructure, and the economics of water.

On Wednesday. March 22, at 1 p.m., the Clinton River Watershed Organization will present an hour-long session using recent examples such as the Flint water crisis and the Fraser sinkhole to discuss important issues related to the availability of clean water, water conservation, and how infrastructures dedicated to provide and remove water have been designed.

On Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m., Jaymes Vettraino, RC’s director of social entrepreneurship,? will lead an hour-long conversation about whether clean water is a right or a privilege and the economics involved in the provision of water.

On Friday. March 31, at 7:30 p.m., the Rochester College Theatre department will present “Urinetown: The Musical,” followed by a panel conversation. Attendees of either of the Wednesday sessions will receive a coupon good for $5 off the regular adult ticket price of $15.

All events take place in the theatre on the campus of Rochester College at 800 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. No reservation is required for the Wednesday discussion sessions. To reserve tickets for Urinetown online, visit