The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon invites us into the lives of a group of artists and friends in NYC’s East Village as they struggle through the AIDS epidemic and financial hardship to follow their dreams without selling out. For almost 30 years, Rent has inspired generations of audiences to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This is theater at its best—exuberant, passionate and joyous. La Vie Boheme!
Running November 11–December 4, 2022, Rent is directed for The Umbrella Stage Company by Julia Deter, with scenic design by Dan Daly, costumes by Becky Butler and lighting design by Ben Rush. It features Temma Beaudreau, Brian Demar Jones*, Maria Norris, Dominic Pecikonis, Isa Sanchez, Errol Service Jr., Jake Smerechniak and Jared Troilo*, with John Breen, Vanessa Calantropo, Shani Farrell, Eleni Kontzamanys, Emily Lambert, H.C. (Len) Lee, Alex Massarotti, Kara Chu Nelson and David Rodrigues.
The Umbrella is ADA accessible, a proud partner in the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s EBT Card-to-Culture program, and provides free parking and free admission to its visual arts galleries.