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Nov13
Theatre & Performing Arts

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces International Sensation, RENT


Porchlight Music Theatrepresents the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, RENT, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts,1016 N. Dearborn St., October 29 – November 27. Previews are Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. with the press opening on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3:30 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There are Post-Show Discussions scheduled Friday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. and Open Caption performances Saturday Nov. 19 and Saturday Nov. 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Based loosely on the 1896 Italian opera La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini, RENT, has become a cultural phenomenon with millions of fans around the world. Porchlight’s production celebrates this legacy and adds a new page to the story of a year in the life of a diverse group of artists struggling to survive and create in Lower Manhattan’s East Village under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. In the thriving days of bohemian Alphabet City at the end of the millennium, these friends are determined to follow their dreams without selling out.

Subscriptions to Porchlight’s 28th season are now on sale and may be purchased through the Box Office by calling 773.777.9884 or by visiting PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  Single tickets for RENT start at $25 and are now on sale.


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