EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater troupe, presents Rent, the rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.  The show is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème.  It runs May 2 – 18.  It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York City's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Rent gained critical acclaim and garnered a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed in the fall of 2008 after a 12-year run of more than 5,000 performances.

The show is directed by Greg Scalera with Musical Direction by Bruce De La Cruz.  Given the nature of the show, parental guidance is suggested. 

All performances are Friday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for seniors and students and are available online at Playhouse22.org, by calling the Box Office at (732) 254-3939 or at the Box Office window.

Playhouse 22 is conveniently located at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.