This semester’s High School theater production of the musical “Rent” was a total success. Thanks to the intimate performance space, the Black Box, student’s voices could be heard perfectly. Having the audience closer to the stage allowed student performers to move the audience in a way that would not be possible in the main theater. By midway through Act II, not a single eye was left dry.
Rent contains some very adult themes, such as the struggles of living with HIV/AIDS. The cast was incredible in their maturity and handle on those dark themes which they may never have to experience. “The message of Rent is Love,” said junior Megan who played the character of Angel. “Its about Love being able to conquer all and keep friends together, even in the worst situations.”
By Boone Pilkington, alumnus