Rent has arrived for the hard-working team at Shreveport Little Theater Academy. The edgy show has been re-worked for young audiences, says Robert Darrow; it has lost some language and one tune.
The cast features some of the sweatiest teens in town:
Gentry Williams (Mark Cohen), Isaac Haas (Roger Davis), Zhailon Levingston (Tom Collins), Madison Edwards (Benjamin Coffin III), Emily Mwakitawa (Joanne Jefferson), Kaelon Gerard (Angel Schunard), Erin Davis (Mimi Marquez), Wallace Rakoczy (Maureen Johnson), Lauren Rogers (Mark’s mom and others), Seth Taylor (Christmas caroler, Mr. Jefferson, a pastor, the man, and others),
Emma Foreman (Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others), Matthew Torma (Gordon, Mr. Grey, and others), Christopher White (Paul, a cop, a waiter, man with squeegee, and others), Madeline Hiers (Alexi Darling, Roger’s mom, and others).
Direction by Jared Watson, choreography by Laura M. Beeman, musical direction by Adam Philley. In addition: Emily Kitchens, production stage manager; Courtney Gaston & Adam Boyd, set design; Adam Boyd/No Drama Productions, sound design; David White, lighting design; and Gentry Williams, costume design.
All performances are held at Anderson Auditorium in Hurley Music Bldg – next door to Marjorie Lyons Playhouse.
Opening Night Thursday, October 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
October 15, 16, 22, & 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
October 17 @ 2 p.m.
October 24 @ 2 p.m. - interpreted in American Sign Language
Tickets: $22.00 – ($10.00 – Student Rush policy)
Box Office: 300 Ockley Dr. (at Youree Dr.) in Shreveport. Open Mon.-Fri. from noon to 4pm Call: 318.424.4439