Kevin Bacon, who is in town yesterday for the Seattle International Film Festival, asked to visit a high school theatre class and Garfield was chosen. He came and spoke with theatre, film, newspaper and LA students. (Coincidentally, I saw Bacon last night at SIIF where he gave a very funny interview and saw his new film Cop Car. It's kind of a Stand by Me on speed - very effective.)
Garfield Theatre Department Presents RENT!
Garfield High School is proud to present Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking rock-opera Rent. Set in New York City during the HIV crisis of the 1990s, Rent follows a year in the lives of Alphabet City’s bohemian residents as they struggle with issues of AIDS, sexuality, homelessness, and economic hardship. Although Rent deals with weighty and often controversial subject matter, its overall message is one of love, hope, and the triumph of the human spirit.
Garfield is the first high school in Washington State to perform Rent as it was originally intended, in its full and uncensored form. GHS students are known for their history of challenging widely held beliefs and opening up discussions in response to contemporary issues prevalent within our society. Students are involved in every aspect of the production, from the choreography to the pit orchestra to the set and costume designers. We invite you to come experience the culmination of their efforts at one of the many performances taking place in May.
Remaining Dates: May 28, 29, 30
Time: All Shows 7PM
Location: Quincy Jones Performance Center, 400 23rd Ave, Seattle
Cost: $15 adults, $10 seniors/students – Purchase and print your advance tickets at home through ShowTix4U.com.
Parental Guidance Advised for Children Under 13