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Rent Comes to Kent State University

Posted Oct, 27, 2009

Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2009-10 season with the production of Rent. Music, lyrics and script are by Jonathan Larson, and it is directed by Terri Kent. The production will run Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 4, 5, 6, 7, 2009, at 8 p.m. and Nov. 1 and 8, 2009, at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre in the Music and Speech Center, 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent.

Rent is the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side during the thriving days of Bohemian, Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS. Based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème, the show has won a Pulitzer Prize, gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical, among other awards.

Tickets are available by calling 330-672-2497 weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. or online at www.theatre.kent.edu. Adults are $16; seniors, KSU alumni, staff and faculty $12; and students $8. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover.