Monday, November 12, 2007

Lemotion went to see Rent at the Artscape

Happy Monday everyone!

Lemotion had the privilege to go and see the stage production of the hit Broadway musical Rent currently on stage at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. All I can say is wow!!! The show was absolutely amazing!!!

For those of you who have not seen the show I will give you a brief rundown of the plot without giving too much away.

Benny is Mark & Roger's former roommate. With the help of his wealthy new father-in-law, Benny has bought the building in which mark and Roger live, and the lot next door that is inhabited by a group of homeless people. Benny wants to build a high-tech cyber-arts studio on the property. Towards this end, he plans to clear the homeless from the lot and evict all the tenants from the building, including Mark and Roger.

Marks former lover, Maureen, schedules a performance protest of Benny's scheme for midnight on Christmas Eve. Benny offers a deal to Mark and Roger: If they convince Maureen to stop her protest, they can stay in the building rent-free.

At the end of Act 1, Maureen's performance goes on. A riot erupts in the lot, which Mark videotapes. Then Benny pad-locks the building, locking all the tenants.

Act 2 begins on New Year's Eve as Mark Roger and friends attempt to break into the building. The rest of the act follows the events of the year....

Guys this show is really amazing and a must see.

1 comment:

femke said...

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