Molloy Students Prepare to Open Rent
December 6, 2012
The Ground-breaking Musical to Run December 6-8 at the Hays Theatre
The Molloy Perfroming Arts Club will perform Rent (the school edition), the groundbreaking musical that focuses on the lives of young artists and musicians struggling to survive on New York's Lower East Side. Performances are scheduled for December 6-8 at 8 p.m. in Molloy's Hays Theatre. Are you going?
Tickets go on sale Monday, November 19 in the Student Affairs Office in the Public Square or by calling 678-5000, x6878. Admission is $12.
With the permission of the Jonathan Larson Estate, this version of Rent has been adapted for use in schools and other producing organizations. While retaining the dramatic intent of this groundbreaking musical, minimal changes have been made and one song has been 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. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.