Off The Leash Theatre Company is proud to present RENT running from the 24th August to the 1st September 2018 at the West Gippsland Arts Centre
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, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city. They include Mark, a filmmaker and the narrator of the story; his former girlfriend, Maureen, a performance artist; Maureen’s lover, Joanne, a public interest lawyer; Mark’s roommate Roger, a musician; Mimi, an exotic dancer, with whom Roger falls in love; Tom Collins, a computer genius; Collins’ lover, Angel, a street musician and drag queen; and Benny, a former member of the group who, after marrying into a wealthy family, has become their landlord. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loved and conflicts, against a backdrop of the 1990s AIDSs epidemic, provides the narrative thread for this ground-breaking musical.
RENT will play a strictly limited season at the West Gippsland Arts Centre from the 24 August - 1 September 2018. Off the Leash Theatre Company is proud to present RENT as one of the first major productions in the newly refurbished theatre.
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Mark Cohen | Corey Bruerton
Roger Davis | Daragh Wills
Mimi Màrquez | Meg Watson-Jinnette
Tom Collins | David Lamb
Angel Dumott Schunard | Daniel McPherson
Maureen Johnson | Michaela Philp
Joanne Jefferson | Brodie Darling
Benjamin Coffin III | John Molden
Ali Dun, Connor Flake Farrell, Emillie King, Isaac Daly, Lea Naismith, Louise Dower, Luke Cassidy, Rhiannon Tones, Tammy Tily & Tracie McDonald
Director | Todd Miller
Musical Director | Esther White
Choreographer | Rachel O'Dwyer
Production Manager | Leane Gooding