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Brief Synopsis Of The Play 'Rent' By Jonathan Larson

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Name of play: Rent
Author: Jonathan Larson
Original date: April 29, 1996
Type of work: musical
Work is based on: Giacomo Puccini’s opera, La bohème

Brief synopsis of play:
Set in Manhattan, 1989, a group of friends struggle with their work, love lives, and surviving the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Two roommates, Mark, a filmmaker, and Roger, a rock musician, vowed to never pay the rent when their previous roommate, Benny (also their new landlord), failed to honor a promise. Their friend Collins (on his way to visit them), is hurt in an alley after being mugged, but is tended to by Angel, a cross-dressing drummer, and shortly after, they realized
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