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 ground-breaking musical.
RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and the New York Theatre Workshop.
2023 Performance Dates
Friday 3 March - 8.00pm
Saturday 4 March - 2.00pm & 8.00pm
Friday 10 March - 8.00pm
Saturday 11 March - 2.00pm & 8.00pm
Sunday 12 March - 2.00pm
Thursday 16 March - 8.00pm
Friday 17 March - 8.00pm
Saturday 18 March - 2.00pm & 8.00pm
** Suitable 13+ Mild Language & Mature Themes
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