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Friday, February 01, 2013 8:00PM - 10:00PM


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THEARC Theater

1901 Mississippi Ave, SE
Washington, DC

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Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. 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.

Presented by Act Two @ Levine's Pre-Professional Program. The Pre-Professional Program stages three black box productions over a ten month program period and is the only intensive program of this caliber in the DC metro area. Students of this highly selective program participate in not only the rehearsal process but enjoy the benefits of small "touring style" performances throughout the metro area, take part in master classes led by highly qualified professionals in the field and participate as apprentices in the creation process.

This show contains mature content and may not be suitable for children under age 13.

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Act Two @ Levine