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

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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.

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

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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