RENT (1996) is a rock opera following a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and their allies: aspiring filmmaker, Mark; performance artist, Maureen, and her lawyer-girlfriend, Joanne; street musician, Angel, and philosopher, Collins; rock musician, Roger and dancer, Mimi. Together, they battle against their former fellow bohemian friend, Benny, as well as life under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Writing Credits

Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.


2007: Showtime Management/Global Capital
2017: The Stephan Fourie Theatre Company
2018: Port Elizabeth Musical and Dramatic Society/Platform Productions

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