June 15, 2023
RENT at Renton Civic Theater | Thursday, June 15
The musical is set in the East Village of NYC, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent is a pop cultural phenomenon. Music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson. The musical is loosely based on the 1896 opera La bohème by Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, which in turn is based on the 1851 novel Scenes of Bohemian Life by Henri Murger. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan's East Village in the thriving days of bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The musical was first seen in a workshop production at New York Theatre Workshop in 1993. Cost is $35 for members $40 non-members, please bring $$ for dinner at The Rock Pizza. Van will leave at 4:30 pm and return around 11pm.