The Sixth Act is pleased to announce its upcoming SIXTH ACT NIGHT AT VAPA event. We invite you and your students to attend VaPA’s production of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning rock musical RENT on Friday, November 22, at 7:30 PM, at the MCC Theatre, followed by a special talkback with the student artists involved. Tickets can be purchased at https://monroecctickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp . MCC faculty are encouraged to bring their entire classes!
RENT is a modern re-telling of Puccini’s opera LA BOHEME, focused on a group of young artists in NYC struggling with poverty, race- and sex-based discrimination, and the devastation of HIV/AIDS. The story is both challenging and accessible, both devastating and uplifting. The Sixth Act is thrilled to support this production, and excited to host a conversation about the production’s themes and process afterwards.
A special packet featuring critical reviews and other contextual materials will be available soon. Please contact Maria Brandt (<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) to receive an electronic copy or with any questions regarding the event, especially if you’d like to get yourself and/or your students more involved.
Finally, please note that The Sixth Act has placed the script of RENT and will place a hard copy of the special packet on reserve at the Leroy V. Good Library for all MCC students, faculty, and staff to use.
We hope to see you and your students on November 22!
The Sixth Act