Hey Rentheads! Everyone’s favorite angsty ’90s rock musical is heading back to San Francisco this weekâ€”with one super exciting twist. The original Mark (Anthony Rapp) and Roger (Adam Pascal) will be reprising their roles. As a diehard “Rent” fan this is ridiculously exciting. Rapp and Pascal helped create these iconic characters, and most of us have only seen them in the moderately terrible film adaptation. (Look, I own it on DVD, but I fully admit that it’s awful.)
Some have suggested that Rapp and Pascal are too old to play Mark and Roger. That’s reasonable; they kind of are. But at 37 and 38, respectively, these guys still have some impressive pipes. Suspension of disbelief, people! If I can buy 30-year-old Trevor Donovan as a high school student on “90210,” I think I can handle Rapp and Pascal. …Er, sorry, tangent.
“Rent” begins Tuesday, October 6, and has a limited engagement through October 18 at the Curran Theatre. You can purchase tickets on the SHN website. Also, check out the deal on special $20 rush tickets, available on the day of every performance. You know, for those of you who can’t even afford your rent. (See what I did there?)
Photo courtesy SHN.