Where: Park Community Schools, Havant PO9 4BU
When: From Wed 15 to Sat 18 April 2020; evenings with a matinee on Saturday.
£13 all seats, unnumbered
(Concessions: Wed Evening &Sat Matinee only, £11 for Over 60s, students)
Curtain up: evening at 7:30 pm; Sat Mat 2:30 pm
To buy: On - line from TicketSource or ask our members
The Story .....
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.
This is theatre at its best -- exuberant, passionate, and joyous. Regional theatres will love the freedom and flexibility that Rent offers; minimal costuming and sets are required.