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Don't miss Theatre Wesleyan's production of 'Rent,' April 23-26

04.22.2015 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Theatre Wesleyan is pleased to present the 61st annual musical, Rent, from April 23-26 in Texas Wesleyan University’s Thad Smotherman Theatre.

This latest addition to Wesleyan’s six-decade history of musical production is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Jeanne Everton, with musical direction by Michael Plantz and choreography by Elise Lavallee.

In this musical, a group of New Yorkers struggle with their careers, love lives and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, and Roger, an HIV-positive musician, scramble for money to pay rent to their landlord and former roommate, Benny. Meanwhile, their friend Collins, a professor, has fallen for Angel, who is slowly dying of AIDS.

The cast includes:

  • Carlos Brumfield (Tom Collins)
  • Cameron Byerly (Roger Davis)
  • Déja Chase (Maureen Johnson)
  • Tyler Guse (Angel Dumott-Schunard)
  • Colton Mallory (Benjamin Coffin III)
  • Michelle Phillips (Joanne Jefferson)
  • Jacob Sanchez (Mark Cohen)
  • Kaila Saffle (Mimi Marquez). 

The ensemble features:

  • Aleksei Barrera
  • Sortia Burnham
  • Trey Cardona III
  • Emily Gordon
  • Travis Jones
  • Jakeb Lowery
  • Jacob Myers
  • Eric Nuñez
  • Akira Owens
  • Rachel Ruiz
  • Giselle Saucedo
  • Jasmine West

The production staff includes:

  • Bryan Stevenson (Scenic and Lighting Designer)
  • Heather O’Donnell (Asst. Scenic Design, Properties Master)
  • Brynn Bristol (Costume Designer)
  • Chris Wilmer (Assistant Lighting Design)
  • Colton Mallory (Master Electrician)
  • Jorge Flores (Sound Engineer)
  • Jacob Sanchez (Publicity Design).

Rent will run April 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 25-26 at 2 p.m.

Tickets prices: $10-$25
Box Office: 817-531-4211

Tickets for the Saturday, April 25, evening performance are $25 and must be reserved through the Office of Advancement at 817-531-6548.

This production is rated R for sexual content, strong adult language, drug references and violence.

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