AVPA students at Culver City High School are getting ready to bring Rent to the stage. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at Robert Frost Auditorium with 1 p.m. matinees on March 10 and 16.
RENT, written by Jonathan Larson, which is based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, is about a bohemian community in New York City during the late 1980s. We follow the hardships the members of this community endure in pursuit of their dreams. Mark, a filmmaker, Roger, a musician, Mimi, a dancer, Maureen, a performance artist, Joanne, a lawyer, Collins, a professor, Angel, a cross-dressing drummer, and Benny an entrepreneur who married a rich girl and moved to the suburbs try to survive a year in Alphabet City in the midst of the AIDS epidemic. The characters struggle with drugs, love, artistic frustration and discrimination as they try to make a “connection in an isolated age.”
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, children, seniors, faculty and staff. They are available online by clicking rentavpa.eventbrite.com/and at the door.