The University of Iowa
Amy Guip


Presented by
ADULT: $80 | $70 | $50
COLLEGE STUDENT: $80 | $70 | $50
YOUTH: $80 | $70 | $50
Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 6:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.


The performance on Saturday, October 5, at 1 pm, will feature an American Sign Language interpreter. Audio Description is also available for this performance.


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Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. The Stanley Café will have staff members ready to get your order—including beverages you order when you pick up your food--fast!

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Event Partners:
Iowa House Hotel
Mark and Fran Lundy
L. Dianne and Herm Reininga
Toyota of Iowa City and ABRA Auto and Body Glass


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'Rent' actor finds acceptance through show's messages in his youth
The Gazette - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

For Juan Luis Espinal, the first Latino actor to play landlord Benny in “Rent,” learning the show in his native language was harder than learning it in English. The movie was a revelation to the still-closeted teen, who is now 29 and openly gay, living with his boyfriend in New York City.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1160.