Utah Repertory Theater Company to Stage “Rent”

Utah Repertory Theater Company presents the revolutionary rock opera “Rent” Sept. 20-Oct. 6 at downtown Salt Lake City’s The Project.

A celebration of life and the heroic struggle to survive, “Rent” electrified a whole generation of theatergoers. It was an immediate hit when it premiered off Broadway in 1996 and went on to win every major musical award, including the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for drama.

“Rent” is story of seven friends struggling to survive and create their works in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days of bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

“A landmark rock opera!”—The New York Times

Rent is the best show in years, if not decades. It makes the musical theater joyously important again.”—Variety

Directed and choreographed by Utah Rep board member William Cooper Howell, “Rent” will be accompanied by a live professional band with musical direction by Rick Rea.

Utah Rep has been called “Utah’s most exciting up-and-coming theater company” by Broadway World.

For more information, visit UtahRep.org or contact marketing director Blair Howell at BlairHowell@msn.com or 801-592-9362.

Performances are Sept. 20-Oct. 6 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. matinees Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 6. The Project is located at 258 West 700 South, Salt Lake City.

Tickets are $18-$15 at UtahRep.org/tickets or $20-$17 at the door. A Utah Rep tradition,  Pay What You May special pricing will be Thursday, Sept. 26.

Contains mature themes and strong language.