Rent Play Analysis

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The play Rent which is directed by Todd McNerney and playwrights are Billy Aronson and Jonathan Larson. The production company was College of Charleston’s Theatre and Dance. In my opinion Rent was well performed and the messages were clear. There were some downs to the play, as of every play. Overall the ups outweighed the downs and it was a good play. I think the artists was trying to give the audience a taste of what New York City is like in terms of how fast paced and loud New York is. I think the play touched on a lot of issues that the nation is struggling with not only New York City. Such as poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, sexuality, love, and police brutality. If the plan was to touch on issues that New York City faces only then the …show more content…
I liked how the actors were acting even before the play started. That shows that they actually were putting in effort to make it seem realistic. I enjoyed the realness of the actors. The eight main characters were really good actors. They got in touch with their characters and it showed throughout the play. For example Nick Brown who played Angel Schunard really got into character. He was a great actor. He really persuaded me into thinking he was that character. At the end of the play when Angel was dying I got emotional and I do not get emotional easily especially during a play so that showed me he is a really actor. I did not like that during the choreography some of the dancers were off beat. It was not hidden it really caught my attention and it drew my attention to them rather than to the other dancers that were on beat. Also in one of the ending songs you could hear someone singing differently when they were supposed to be harmonizing. That was not really that bad in my …show more content…
It fit the play and what the artist were trying to show. I feel like the set being crazy was an example on how crazy New York can be. It rolled and was really convenient during the play. If they needed to show time passing they would roll the set in circles. Or if the needed to change the location the set had many different things on it. The cast also used the rest of the stage as a set. I liked how they used the whole stage it was really brought together when they would sing and all of them chime in. There was not a backdrop instead it was a band playing in the background. The sides of the set were tall things with spray paint on it. I think it was meant to represent the outside. Your attention was typically on the set itself. The lights were used to show who you should be paying attention to or they would show the mood. For example if the scene was crazy and a lot was happening at once the lights would go crazy. Another way you could tell the mood is when they were singing or by the music being played. The costumes that the characters were wearing went along with their characters. Such as the homeless had dirty ripped up clothes. The play started on Christmas Eve and even though they did not show snow you could tell it was cold because of things such as their heat went out so they had to light candles and the clothing they were

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