RENT: Award-Winning Rock Opera From New Repertory Theatre
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A search-and-rescue pilot on the trail of a missing girl confronts her own childhood abandonment in the acclaimed drama Tongue of a Bird. Written by Ellen McLaughlin (A Narrow Bed) and full of poetic language, Tongue of a Bird is an affecting meditation on mothers and daughters, loss and identity. Emotionally wounded Maxine returns to her childhood home in the Adirondacks to search for Charlotte, a missing 12-year-old girl. Meanwhile, plagued by nightmares and fragmented memories of her mother, who committed suicide, Maxine goes on a journey of self-realization. The Seattle Times called a previous production of Tongue of a Bird "emotionally powerful ... and intensely satisfying." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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The performance was pretty good, though the seats I got were not where I expected at all. The diagram from Goldstar clearly indicates seats are on the left side of the auditorium and to the side and back. We got seats on the right side near the front, so our view was significantly blocked by a stage prop. Anyone on the "top floor" center of the stage was blocked and not visible. Good thing was the stage blocking didn't put too many scenes up there. The actor who played Angel was spectacular, and the singing from Maureen and Mimi were superb! Singing was not so strong for Benny and when Roger sings duets the harmony seems off and flat. His solos were seemingly fine. There was an unexpected scene involving full male nudity that took me by surprise, and I'm not sure it was the right thing to do. The shock of it took the attention away from the main story action of that scene. Overall an enjoyable performance.
Quotes & Highlights
- "What makes <em>RENT</em> so wonderful is its extraordinary spirit of hopeful defiance and humanity."--<em>New York Times</em>
- "<em>RENT</em> is the best show in years, if not decades."--<em>Variety</em>
Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a group of struggling bohemian artists living in New York City’s Lower East Side. This ground-breaking and powerful rock opera, based on Puccini’s La Boheme, explores the necessity of love and friendship, and the repercussions of living with AIDS in modern day society. Fall in love with this timeless musical all over again with iconic songs like “La Vie Boheme,” "What You Own," and "Seasons of Love."