September 7, 1998
REVIEW: 'Rent' rocks with heart, soul
This pulsating, electrifying rock opera, a hot, up-dated take on Puccini's "La Boheme," definitely lives up to its hype, taking audiences on a relentless, emotional rollercoaster ride for two and a half-hours. It is a gritty tale of young twenty-something artists and their dreams as they struggle to live, create and love in these disconnected times. The show tackles the serious issues of AIDS and homelessness with a raw, in-your-face approach, yet retains a positive life-affirming spirit throughout.