Lewiston native has lead role in ‘Urinetown’


BIDDEFORD – Lewiston native Alexis R. D. Handy will take the stage in the Biddeford City Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Urinetown: The Musical.” Handy will play the female lead role of Hope when the production opens at 8 p.m. today at City Theater on Main Street.

“Urinetown” is the story of a town suffering from a water shortage, and the only way citizens can take care of their private business is by paying to use a public facility. Hope is the daughter of the powerful and corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell, who runs the public amenities where townspeople have to “pay to pee.”

A 2004 graduate of Lewiston High School, Handy is a junior studying musical theater at the University of Southern Maine. She is the daughter of Jim and Sharon Handy of Lewiston

The winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Score, “Urinetown” runs through July 28, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee July 22. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Call 282-0849 for reservations.