Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life.
WARNING: Rent portrays the effects of discrimination based on HIV positivity, race, gender identity, sexuality, substance abuse, and addiction, and discusses death by suicide and symptoms of adverse mental health.
Run Time: Two hours and 30 mins with one intermission
Friday, March 31st at 7pm
Saturday, April 1st at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, April 2nd at 5pm
General - $10
Student - $5