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Firehouse Center presents ‘RENT’

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm
5 Little's Lane
Newbury, MA 01951
United States

General Seating – $50/Pod
La Vie Boheme Seating – $30/Pod


In keeping with the tradition of RENT, the FRONT ROW of seats will be available at a discounted price.

*Space is limited. Reservations MUST be made in advance*

“DOORS” OPEN AT 5:45pm

In our glorious return to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, we are excited to be presenting RENT as this groundbreaking musical celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Audience members will be sitting in the field in a designated pod. Blankets ONLY in the first two rows, blankets and chairs will be allowed for the remaining rows.

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread.

Directed by John Moynihan

Music Directed by Justin Knowlton

Choreographed by Carli Hamilton

Andrew Burton Kelley as Mark Cohen
Hugo Lindsay at Roger Davis
Johnny Nichols, Jr. as Tom Collins
Angel Fisher as Angel Dumott Schunard
Carli Hamilton as Maureen Johnson
Mai Hartwich as Mimi Marquez
Orlik Guzman as Joanne Jefferson
Bobby Gariepy as Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III

Joe Couturier
Megan Little
Jake Egan
Julia Arey
Nathaniel Sapienza
Caelan Jordan