1996 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book
With book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, “Rent” follows a year in the life of a group of struggling young artists and musicians in the gritty East Village of New York City. The physical and emotional complications of HIV/AIDS pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. How they negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provide the narrative thread to this rock musical.
Direction and choreography is by Erik Bloomquist ’14 and musical direction is by Gerald Moshell, professor of Music at Trinity College.
“In the past two decades, ‘Rent’ has become an iconic piece of contemporary theater, with some of the most instantly recognizable songs from the musical theater repertoire. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to mount a production of it at Trinity College,” says Bloomquist.
Additional choreography is by Chloé Kounadis, a BFA Musical Theater Candidate at The Hartt School. Set design is by Elisa Griego, costume design is by Carolyn Toner ’14, and lighting design is by Liam Doran ’14.
The cast consists of Marc Alexis ’13, Morganna Becker ’13, Kristan Bertschmann ’15, Anisha Chakrabarti ’14, Kathryn Durkin ’15, Luke Hickox ’16, Rey Llena ’15, Ebban Maeda ’16, Maya Mineoi ’14, Maggie Muñoz ’16, Jackie Pennell ’14, Russell Pierson ’16, Rae Rossetti ’16, Sean Snyder ’13, John Stiller ’14, Corey Trowbridge ’13, Sarah Wallingford ’15, Sarah Watson ’15, Malcolm Williams ’14, and a six-piece orchestra.
Two hours 40 minutes including intermission.
Parental Guidance: Children 13 and up.
Free admission; reservations are recommended
For tickets, please call the Austin Arts Center box office at 860-297-2199. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and two hours prior to events.