Rent: School Edition – Frisco – Rodenbaugh Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts

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Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic – September 4

North Texas Performing Arts continues to encourage all participants and patrons who are able to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within the NTPA family. In an effort to make it as easy as possible for patrons to get vaccinated, NTPA is proud to partner with Just Shots, PLLC to offer free vaccination clinics at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Join us before or after the show on September 4 to get a vaccine.

Vaccine Clinic – Sat. September 4, 3:00-7:00 PM

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Showtimes

Thursday, September 2nd, 7:15PM
Friday, September 3rd, 7:15PM
Saturday, September 4th, 2:15PM
Saturday, September 4th, 7:15PM
Sunday, September 5th, 1:15PM
Sunday, September 5th, 6:15PM

Synopsis

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.

Rent School Edition is exuberant, passionate and joyous. Schools will love the freedom and flexibility that this show offers; minimal costuming and sets are required. This adaptation has been carefully done, working with the Larson estate to retain the dramatic intent of the groundbreaking rock musical, and consists of minimal changes to language and the removal of one song (“Contact”) to make it possible for many schools to perform this piece.

Credits

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson