Theater in the Park: Rent

Theater in the Park returns to Bend with “Rent”. The beloved story about falling love and finding your voice will be held on the grass under towering pine trees for two summer nights in Bend’s iconic Drake Park. 

Written by Jonathan Larson and winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Rent” follows the lives of a group of young artists struggling to survive and create in New York City’s East Village in the midst of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. With its themes of love, acceptance, and finding your voice, “Rent” continues to speak to audiences around the world.

Theater in the Park has been entertaining audiences under summer evening skies every August for more than 10 years. Previous productions have included Shakespeare classics, Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage Aux Folles, Into The Woods and last year’s hilarious Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Tickets for “Rent” are on sale now , with a special VIP option including appetizers and one beverage of choice. VIP seating opens at 5 p.m., general admission doors at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets will sell out and guests are encouraged to book early.