RENT is a rock opera with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera, La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City. Follow this unforgettable group of young artists as they struggle to survive, fall in love, find their voice’s and live for today. RENT has changed Broadway forever and transformed how a generation feels about musical theatre. Whether it’s your 1st time or your 100th time, you won’t want to miss this production of RENT.
GUMS have teamed up with AIDS WEST who will have a stand and a representative at the Black Box Theatre each night to give free information and advice to people who are affected by or know someone who is affected by HIV AIDS. and to raise awareness of the illness and show our support as students and members of GUMS to people who are affected by HIV/AIDS. A portion of our opening night takings will go to the charity also.
RENT is GUMS’s most exciting and daring project to date. It will be the first time that the musical is staged in the West of Ireland when the cast take to the stage from the 5th – 9th of February at the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are now on sale from the Soc’s Box at NUI Galway, the Town Hall Theatre or online at www.tht.com. Adult: €12, Student: €10, Discounts are available at €8 per ticket for groups of 4 or more.