Fall Musical: Jonathon Larson's "RENT"

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26; 2 p.m. Saturday, October 26

WHERE: Watson Auditorium

TICKETS: 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

ABOUT: 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.