Home / Arts and Entertainment / Eastside’s RENT: School Edition brings Gen X ennui to Gainesville

Eastside’s RENT: School Edition brings Gen X ennui to Gainesville

By

Eastside High School’s theater department is launching a rendition of the school edition of the popular musical RENT.

Playing Oct. 5-6 and 10-12, this version of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical by the late Jonathan Larson highlights the trials and tribulations of residents of New York’s East Village as “they fall in love, find their voice and live for today.” The musical, based on the classic opera La Boheme, opened on Broadway in the late 1990s and was hailed as a touchstone for Generation X.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Tickets are $10. Call 352-262-9635 for more information.

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a news editor for WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native but has found a home reporting Florida's stories. You may reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

Check Also

Photo via Flickr

Lack of Funding Continues to Hurt Gainesville Art Organizations

As the Hippodrome State Theatre celebrates its 35th anniversary in Downtown Gainesville, it still struggles with a decrease in funding from a drop in the grant funded by the tourist Bed Tax.