RENT School Edition

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop-cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provide the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

2020-2021 PHSN Donations

Pickerington High School North Theatre Department, which raises all production costs, is gratefully accepting contributions. Patrons of the performing arts are needed to produce a first-class production. You can now make a donation online or mail your donation to the address below.

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PHSN Theatre Department

Meet our staff and find information about the exciting productions scheduled for the year. We hope you enjoy the show!

Theater Department Staff

Allen DeCarlo
Allen DeCarlo
Theatre 7-12
Scott Skiles
Scott Skiles
PHSN Theatre Production