Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 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.
Park at South Park Mall – in the area between JC Penney and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Our volunteer bus greeters will guide you to our free MetroLINK shuttle buses, which will whisk you to and from the Prospect Park Auditorium, which has limited parking available only for patrons with Persons with Disabilities parking permits. Once you arrive, nestle into the comfortable, updated seats in our indoor theater (which is heated, air conditioned, and fully accessible to people with mobility limits or who use wheelchairs) and let our stage productions transport you to another time or place for a few hours!
Season Tickets are now available! Click HERE for more information, or contact us at 309-762-6610 to place your order. Current season ticket holders should submit their orders by October 31 each year in order to secure the same seats for the following season. After that date, everyone can buy individual tickets by clicking the button below.