Tony Nominated Actor and Director Hunter Foster and Broadway Veteran Jennifer Cody Team Up to Direct Redhouse Arts Center’s RENT

(Syracuse, NY) Redhouse will officially launch its its 2019 -20 Season with Jonathan Larson's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning Rock musical Rent

(Syracuse, NY) Redhouse will officially launch its its 2019 -20 Season with Jonathan Larson’s
iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning Rock musical Rent, which will run from September 19-29, 2019.
The show will be co-directed by Redhouse Artistic Director, Tony Nominated actor and
Director Hunter Foster and Broadway Veteran Actress Jennifer Cody who will also
choreograph the show. Redhouse audiences will be treated to a much more immersive
theatre experience as Foster plans to utilize the versatility of the theatres by presenting the
production in a “theatre in the round” style. This will mark the first time Redhouse has
produced a production in the round since moving into their new, configurable space at City
Center two years ago.
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent 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,
Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. With songs that rock and a story that resonates
with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent
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.
How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the
narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. This is theatre at its best – exuberant,
passionate and joyous.
Artistic Director Hunter Foster has assembled an amazing group of both equity and non
equity performers that include both returning favorites as well as several making their
Redhouse debuts. Debuting at Redhouse is Equity Actors Collin Purcell as Roger and Ariella
Serur as Maureen along with Ryan Albinus as Mark, Yarissa Millan as Mimi, Marcus Jordan as
Benny and Rhyole as Angel. Returning to the Redhouse Stage are audience favorites
Samara Hannah, Executive Director
Hunter Foster, Artistic Director
Equity Actress Joanie Anderson (Ragtime, The Color Purple) as Joanne and Equity Actor
Temar Underwood (Beauty and the Beast, Ragtime, Dreamgirls) as Colllins. Rounding out
the cast are local actors Riley Mahan, Gretchen Martino (A Charlie Brown Christmas), Jaelle
LaGuerre, Tyler Ianuzi, Adrian Beck and Brandi Kelly.
Joining Directors Hunter Foster and Director/Choreographer Jennifer Cody will be a dynamic
Creative and Production team. Kassandra Melendez-Ramirez will server as Associate Director
along with Production Manager Josh Reid, Technical Director Scott Little and Stage Manager
Cynthia Reid. Scenic Designer is Carolyn Mraz, Lighting Designer is Travis McHale,Nikki Moody
is Costume Designer, Anthony Vadala Sound Designer and Caitlin Friedberg is Property Master.
RENT runs from September 19th – September 29th at Redhouse Arts Center located at 400.
South Salina Street. On site, paid parking is available in the attached garage on Clinton
Street. For tickets and information for RENT, call the Redhouse Arts Center box office at
(315) 362-2785 or visit www.theredhouse.org. RENT sponsors include Season Sponsor:
Pathfinder Bank, Show Sponsors: Rapid Response and Visions Federal Credit Union.

Performance Dates/Times:
Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 7:00PM – Preview Night/Post Show Talkback
Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 8:00PM – Opening Night/Pre Show Discussion**
Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 2:00PM – Matinee
Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 8:00PM – SHOW SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 2:00PM – ASL Interpretation Performance/Matinee
Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 7:00PM
Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:00PM – Pre Show Discussion**
Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 2:00PM – Matinee
Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 8:00PM – Pre Show Discussion**
Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 2:00PM – Matinee
**Pre Show Discussions begin at 7:15PM
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About Red House Arts Center:
Redhouse Arts Center is a nonprofit, multi-arts organization dedicated to the production and
presentation of interdisciplinary works, new theatre, music, visual art, and is a regional
provider of community based arts education. Redhouse supports the creative process by
providing a unique platform for regional, national and international artistic expressions.
Through our public programs and community engagement initiatives, Redhouse aims to
stimulate cultural activities and contribute to community development throughout Central
New York. For more information visit www.theredhouse.org.

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