Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute
Youth Theatre

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Show Description:
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.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Fred Sternfeld
Music Director: Mario Clopton

Roger Davis-Adam Hass-Hill
Mark Cohen-Matt Gittins
Maureen Johnson-Leah Saltzer
Joanne Jefferson-Isabel Billinghurst
Mimi Marquez-Rachel Hoy
Tom Collins-Grant Michael Guyton
Benjamin Coffin III-Michael Swain-Smith
Angel Dumott Schunard-Cyle Ezekiel Black
Alexi Darling-Hannah Kulawiak
Paul/The Man/Mr. Jefferson-Seth Bryte
Support Group
Pam-Sweta Datta, Ali-Jenna Freireich, Sue-Ally Yellets, Gordon-Ryan Vincent, Eve-Hannah Kulawiak
Mark's Mom-Natalie Fischer
Roger's Mom-Hannah Schmidt
Mimi's Mom-Sydney Keller
Squeegee-Ryan Vincent
Mrs. Jefferson/Blanket Lady/Restaurant Owner-Ona Martini
Mr. Grey-Carson Strnisa
The Company: (homeless people, cops, junkies, vendors, etc.)
Seth Bryte, Sweta Datta, Halle Dray, Danielle Duke, Jenna Freireich, Natalie Fischer, Ashley Foster, Sydney Keller, Hannah Kulawiak, Sophie Longo, Ona Martini, Jessica Miller, Jack Philbin, Hannah Schmidt, Mary Sikorovsky, Carson Strnisa, Karson Taylor, Ryan Vincent, Morgan Faith Williams, Ally Yellets

Tickets and Press

July 3 - July 12


7:30pm Thursday
7:30pm Friday
7:30pm Saturdays (No performance 7/4)
2pm Sundays

$11-$15 General Admission

(216) 932-4214
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