2011: Creative Arts Theater presents RENT

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July 14th – 31st 2011


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Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent tells the story of a group of friends struggling with love, drugs and AIDS. Among the group are the narrator – nerdy filmmaker Mark; his former lover, Maureen; Maureen’s public interest lawyer lesbian lover Joanne; Mark’s roommate HIV+ former drug addict, Roger; Roger’s lover the HIV+ drug addicted exotic dancer, Mimi; their former roommate HIV+ computer genius Tom Collins; Collins’ HIV+ drag queen street musician lover Angel; and Benjamin Coffin III a former member of the group who, after marrying a wealthy woman, has since become their landlord and the opposite of the group’s Bohemian values. The second act is filled with tragedy as Angel dies and couples break up. But at the very end, when Mimi is about to die, Roger is able to sing one song that brings her back to life and leaves the audience with a sense of hope.

Keith Glisson as Roger
John Paul Vargas as Mark
Rachel Tonyan as Mimi
Erica Varela as Maureen
Theodora (Tedi) Wilson as Joanne
Robert Blomker as Tom Collins
Kenneth Veal as Angel
Charles (Chaz) Feuerstine as Benny
Shane Churchill as Ensemble
Cherie Glisson as Ensemble
Stephanie Roberts as Ensemble
Rachel Russell as Ensemble
Carleton Jackson as Ensemble
Tammy Austin as Ensemble
Grace McManus as Ensemble
Adriana Beaton as Ensemble
Ammiel Hamrick asĀ Ensemble
Andrew Caravella asĀ Ensemble
Chris Gonzales as Ensemble

Director: Robert K. Blomker II
Music Director: Shane Churchill
Choreographer: Ammiel Hamrick
Assistant Director: Cherie Glisson
Technical Director: Tim Glisson

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