Nearly 20 alumni from The Episcopal School of Dallas took the stage for the summer’s annual alumni musical, “Urinetown.” This year’s production, under the direction of Lauren Redmond and the school’s Upper School music teacher, Joe Snyder, debuted in August in the Bray Performance Hall.
Members of the ESD community — including past and current faculty and staff members, alumni, and current students and parents — showed up to pack the house on each of the three evening performances.
“Seeing so many alums come back and put on a show for the rest of the community was such a great experience,” alumni relations manager Megan Boyd said. “The cast spanned more than 15 years of classes; it was great to see everyone renew old bonds and form new friendships.”
Bryan Barnett served as the show’s technical director; Catherine Talbot served as the production’s stage manager and make-up designer, and also performed in the musical. Other cast members included: Alex Beane, OJ DeSouza, Jonathan Dewbre, Overton John Fullylove III, George Graves, Morgan Harrison, Meredith Miller Higgins, Donna Marie Knight, Victoria Knight, Gabby Laurendine, Katherine Montgomery, Michael Said, and Emily Marie Stephenson.
The play highlighted the comedic instances of having to use the restroom while traveling abroad, only to learn in the eleventh hour that coins may be needed to operate the facilities. The hidden message conveys the importance of conserving natural resources and limiting water consumption.