RENT by the Williamsburg Players

RENT

Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 2 - 18, 2016, 8pm - 10:30pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 4 - 18, 2016, 2pm - 4:30pm
Venue: 
James-York Playhouse, Williamsburg Players
200 Hubbard Ln
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States

Admission

  • Adult: $20
  • Students/Children: $12

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, 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 groundbreaking musical.