Dec 7th to Dec 11th

  • 2317 Mechanic St
    Galveston, Texas 77550
  • (409) 762-3556
  • Location: Island ETC
  • Time: 12:00 AM

Island ETC is delighted to bring Jonathan Larson’s RENT once again to our stage. RENT will open on Friday, November 12, 2021, with performances continuing through Saturday, December 11, 2021. “ETC first produced RENT in 2010. It’s a beautiful musical. Although RENT is now considered a period piece, its message remains,” says Kim Mytelka the show’s director. As people have struggled with devastating events – consumption in the nineteenth century, the AIDS crisis of the ‘80s, the Covid pandemic of today – the same things happened. People fell in love, made mistakes, celebrate victories, fall out of love, create, destroy, rebuilt and humanity survives.

Mytelka’s creative team includes music director, Keith LaLonde and choreographer, Jennifer Daugherty. Scenic design is provided by Thomas D. Boone and lighting design by Joey Colao.

RENT was the winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical (1996). It was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. RENT is loosely based on Puccini’s La Boheme. It follows a year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out while trying to survive in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow pf HIV/AIDS. Maureen (Adina Owen) deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner Joanne (Whitney Williams) isn’t sure the relationship is worth the trouble. Benny (Max Bailey) has sold out his ideals for a large income and is on the outs with his friends, Mark (Justin Gonzalez), an aspiring filmmaker and Roger (Matt Poole), a songwriter sour on the world, and Collins (Patrick Norwood), an academic who has only disdain for his employers. Other members of this outstanding cast are Kelsey Perkins, Rashaan Edwards, Brennan Blankenship, Hannah Hayes, Auben Brown, Love Fillius, Emerald Aue, Kade Waalan, Dominic Borsellino, and Mario Sweeney.
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm. There will be one Sunday matinee at 2:30pm on November 14th. Performances are November 12 – December 11, 2021. All performances will be at Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic in Galveston.

ETC recommends our production of RENT for mature audiences only.

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