A community theater group will present the first production of its summer season Friday with the musical "Rent."
The Middleton Players Theatre's production kicks off Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the first of six performances of the popular rock musical at the Middleton Performing Arts Center on Bristol Street.
The Saturday 7:30 p.m. show will offer an American Sign Language interpreter for the hearing impaired.
According to MPT, "Rent," set in the East Village of New York City, is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. The play has won a Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The final performance is scheduled just before midnight on Independence Day.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.
After its run of "Rent" wraps, MPT will put on "A Chorus Line" in the second week of August.
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