Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent 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, Rent 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, 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 groundbreaking musical.
This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous.
Building a legacy, One brick at a time.
The Brick Legacy program offers you
a unique opportunity to create
prominent structure and become a
part of the history of the Flagler
Playhouse. Sponsor a brick for
$100.00, which will be placed on the
floor of our new atrium.
Bricks are 4X8 and will have a maxi-
mum of 18 characters per line, with
3 lines. Symbols or logos will take up
1 or more lines.
Donors can commemorate them
selves, a friend, a family member or
Your tax deductible donation to this
program will help support our capital