The popular Broadway musical will be performed at Roosevelt with hard-hitting script
In a break from more traditional high school stage fare, the Roosevelt fine arts department is presenting the musical "Rent" this weekend.
The show is the school edition of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning production. It will be staged Thursday through Saturday in Roosevelt's auditorium.
"Rent" is a rock opera based on the opera "LaBoheme," and it focuses on a group of young artists and musicians struggling to survive on New York's Lower East Side in the 1980s. Many of the characters are infected with or have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The show is directed by Roosevelt drama instructor Lori Glawe.
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