Rent, 2011

rent logoBook, Music, and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s 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 in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

Mainstage Company:
Lee Hollis Bussie
Emily Everidge
Andrew S. Freitas
Colleen Hayes
Jessie Hooker
Margaret Ivey
Paul Koudouris
Mervin E. Marvey
James Hayden Rodriguez
Jenna Rubaii
Robbie Simpson
Logan Alexis Troyer
Luke Wygodny

  • Rent, 2011

Production Team:
Director/Choreographer: Kevin P. Hill*
Music Director: Jane Volke
Scenic Designer: Matt Kizer
Lighting Sound Designer: Daniel Brunk
Costume Designer: Katie-Sarah Phillips
Properties Master/Production Supervisor: Schrader
Technical Director: Erik Anderson
Production Stage Manager: Geoff Boronda

*Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

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