RENT presented by Acting Against Cancer
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Please join Acting Against Cancer - formerly known as Kids Acting Against Cancer - for the second show of our 2014 season! RENT, the modern classic rock opera based on Puccini's "La Boheme" will take place the first two weekends of June in the gritty and bohemian found space of The Tim Faulkner Gallery in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville. RENT tells the story of several young artists coping with love, loss, regret and passion under the ominous shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the mid 1990s. Memorable songs such as "Light My Candle," "I'll Cover You," "La Vie Boheme," "Take Me or Leave Me" and "Goodbye Love" melodically remind audiences of the fragility of life, the triumph of love and the importance of living no day but today.
As always, 100% of profits are donated to the treatment and research of pediatric cancer. Proceeds from RENT will go toward imporving inpatient quality of life in the oncology unit of Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Roger Davis: Remy Sisk
Mark Cohen: Charlie Meredith
Tom Collins: Aaron Roitman
Benjamin Coffin III: Joseph Harlan
Joanne Jefferson: Jasmine Young
Angel Dumot Schunard: Austin Murphy
Mimi Marquez: McKenna Poe
Maureen Johnson: Abby Helm
Also featuring: Kelsey Cox, Charity Means, Mallory Taylor, Marie Kallis, Shyama Iyer, Katherine Glaser and Moira Taylor.
Directed by Sharon Kinnison
Musical Direction by Gayle King
The physical address of the Tim Faulkner Gallery is 1512 Portland Avenue; however, for GPS purposes, it is more easily accessed by using the address 1529 Lytle Street. The building sits between Portland and Lytle, but the door is accessed from Lytle Street. There will be street signage indicating the location of RENT, but for navigation purposes, we encourage using the Lytle address. The doors will open thirty minutes prior to each performance. There is ample parking available at the Gallery in an enclosed lot. For more information on the hottest up and coming venue for visual and performing arts, check out this article about the past, present and future of The Tim Faulkner Gallery.
ABOUT ACTING AGAINST CANCER
Acting Against Cancer is a Louisville based nonprofit theatre company that produces theatre to raise money toward pediatric cancer research and treatment. Formerly known as Kids Acting Against Cancer, AAC has raised over $350,000 since its inception in 1999.
With funds raised from donors and theatre productions, Acting Against Cancer supports several pediatric cancer support centers and research facilities. Examples include Gilda’s Club Louisville and Ellie Cat’s Crew. AAC also donates “AACpacks” or goodiebags to patients in the oncology unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Profits from the 2014 season, which includes January’s Spring Awakening, this June’s RENT and an upcoming show in October, will go directly toward improving quality of life for inpatients in the oncology unit of Kosair Children’s Hospital. Instead of just blind check writing, AAC is working directly with the hospital to purchase specific items to make the patients’ cancer experience a little less scary. For more information on our history, please vist kidsactingagainstcancer.com