"There's only us
There's only this
Or life is yours to miss
No other road
No other wayNo day but today
Ten years ago today, a great show opened on Broadway. This show embodied not only the spirit of a generation, but also the voice of a culture. It not only addressed the issue of AIDS in society, but also homosexuality, homelessness, and gender roles in society. It dealt with love and loss in the East Village of New York, touching on many subjects thought to be taboo in the stage world. The characters were diverse: Mark, a Jewish filmmaker; Roger, his former junkie rockstar loftmate; Benny, a Bohemian-turned yuppie; Maureen, the filmmaker's ex-girlfriend, a performance artist, and her lover Joanne, a black lesbian lawyer; Collins, a gay philosophy professor, and his lover, a charismatic transgender street performer named Angel; and Mimi, a smack-addicted S&M dancer. This modern interpretation of La Boheme
touched the lives of so many, including myself.
I now consider myself a Rentitarian (Larsonian, Order of St. Collins). We are a group that follows the gospel according to Rent. Today is Rentmas, the holiest day of our calendar.
More information about the show, including its history can be found here
.( Seasons of Love )( La Vie Boheme )
Thank you, Jonathan Larson. These truly have been 5,256,000 minutes of love.