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Art For Awareness presents... RENT

Art for Awareness presents… RENT at Showplace

February 20th to 28th

Tickets: $26 for adults and $21 for Students

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 famed rock opera 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. 

By donating partial proceeds from this production to PARN-Your Community Aids Resource Network & the Youth Emergency Shelter (YES), Art for Awareness aims to educate, entertain, and normalize the stories of those living with HIV/AIDS, addiction, poverty and sexual identity. Rent is produced with generous support from Adam Scott Performing Arts, PTBO Canada, Theatre Trent, the Anne Shirley Theatre Company and CMHA Haliburton Kawartha Pineridge.

Produced and Directed by Geoff Bemrose & Sarah Tye

Choreography by Rachel Bemrose

Musical Direction by Brian MacDonald

Vocal Direction by Pamela Birrell

Earlier Event: February 25
Spirits and Splatters at Riley's
Later Event: February 26
Design Aspects for Jewellery