Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 September
7.30pm each evening
Sat matinee, 2.30pm
An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love.
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Rent School Edition 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.
PARENTAL ADVISORY: This show is classified 12 and may contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. Adults planning to take a child under 12 should consider whether the show is suitable for that child.
The Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity will benefit from this production.
Tickets also available from 0141 569 9469