This November, The Square Foot Theatre Company will present RENT, the beloved work of Jonathan Larson. This will be this Connecticut based non-equity, non-profit community theatre’s 36th production in 7 years. They are thrilled to begin their 2014-2015 season with this ground breaking musical. This production will be guest directed by The Broadway Boys member, Mike Backes. This production will not be one Mark Sumner as Mark Mark Sumner as Mark to miss. Mike Backes will be making his Connecticut directing debut with Rent.
Some of his directing highlights include East in Red which was part of The Frigid Festival in NYC and Little Shop of Horrors. He has toured the country preforming in such musicals as Grease, Footloose , Rock of Ages and as a proud member of The Broadway Boys. Among his many acting credits he was Roger in the Moe Beck as Roger Moe Beck as Roger Long Island Regional premier of Rent and was in the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys.
The cast is over joyed to have him not only as their director but also as a member of their SFT family. A beautiful musical loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a group young artists and musicians during a struggling to survive, in New York Cities lower East Side. Each character must battle through their own emotional and physical battles, in the search purpose, understanding, and love. The audience will be captivated as they watch each member of the cast persevere through their daily struggles with addiction, poverty and HIV/AIDS. Jonathan Larson sadly passed away before he was able to watch his amazing musical premiere on stage but his legacy lives on each time a production takes to the stage.
VIVA LA VIE BOHEME!
The Square Foot Theatre’s production of Rent is sponsored by The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation. Rent will run Thursday, November 20,2015 at 7:30 pm, Tina Valente as Mimi Tina Valente as Mimi Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30pm, Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00pm. Tickets in advance are $22 for VIP, $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and children under 12. Note this show contains mature thematic material involving drugs and sexuality, and for some strong language. To purchase tickets please go to sftrent.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will also be available at the door, if the production is not sold out.
Event Date: 11/20/2014
Event Time: Begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 10:00 pm
Event Cost: Advance tickets: VIP 22 ,adult 15
Performances will be held at Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT. For more information about the Square Foot Theatre, check out their website www.squarefoottheatre.com.