The St. Mary’s University Theatre and Music departments are bringing Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award-winning RENT to the University’s Treadaway Recital Hall for a series of dates beginning April 11. The musical is directed by drama Professor Adam Burke, with musical direction under Professor Jacob Cantu, choreography by Drama Chair Bernadette Hamilton-Brady, and scenic and lighting design by Dion Denevan.

The rock musical details highs and lows of young performers living in New York City’s East Village in the late 1980s and early 1990s. RENT, based on Giacomo Puccini’s La bohéme, first hit the stage in 1994 and became a Broadway hit in 1996. Larson, who died suddenly before the Off-Broadway premiere in January 1996, was awarded three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama posthumously.

RENT will be performed on St. Mary’s University campus in Treadaway Recital Hall on April 11-17, with no performance on the 15th. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for students, faculty, staff, alumni and military with ID and senior citizens. Admission is free for Marianists. Seats can be reserved by calling 210-436-3545 or emailing

What: St. Mary’s University performance of RENT
When: 7:30 p.m., April 11-17. No performance on April 15.
Where: Treadaway Recital Hall, St. Mary’s University
Reservations: 210-436-3545 or

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