Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical will be on stage April 22--May 7
TOWSON, Md. (April 21, 2011)—Director Diane Sadak and the Towson University Department of Theatre Arts presents RENT, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical by Jonathan Larson based loosely on Puccini's opera La Bohème, from April 22 through May 7 at the Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre.
The iconic and archetypal rock musical anthem for the turn of the 21st century, RENT portrays the lives of the young men and women who inhabit the lower East Side of Greenwich Village. The record-breaking musical becomes a celebration of life and the heroic struggle to survive as a young artist in an increasingly corporate, materialistic and cyber-based world.
The TU production will make its debut on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Subsequent performances will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. The show will hold its last performance on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased online or in person at the TU Box Office and cost $20 for general admission and $10 for students for seniors. Faculty and staff who buy one ticket will receive another one, free of charge. All proceeds benefit the Towson University Foundation.
Those planning to attend one of the Friday night performances are asked to consider donating a non-perishable food item or monetary gift to the Assistance Center of Towson Churches, or ACTC.