Fall Musical: Jonathon Larson's "RENT"
7 p.m. Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26; 2 p.m. Saturday, October 26
Tickets are $7 or one free ticket with an Activities Pass. The Activities Pass ticket must be redeemed in SAO. Tickets can be purchased at Showtix4u.com
Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, “RENT” follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while the businesslike Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child performance artist girlfriend Maureen. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. “RENT” is a story about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today.