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Saturday, September 20, 2008

"Rent" Will Play in Nitro, W.Va.

As far as I can tell, there's only one area theatre that plans to show the film of the Broadway musical Rent (not to be confused with the film made that was based on the musical).

It's the Great Escape Theater in Nitro, W.Va. According to its website, Rent will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 24 and Thursday Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28 at noon. (Well, actually it says 12 p.m., but in the newspaper business, there's no such thing as 12 p.m. or 12 a.m. - it's either midnight or noon, so I'm guessing noon.) All tickets are $20.00 each.

The movie is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Here's the story synopsis:
Set in New York City’s gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Rent is Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical, one of the longest running shows on Broadway.