Luther College presents 'Rent' performances Nov. 10-11 and 16-19

Luther College's Visual and Performing Arts department presents "Rent," a 90s rock musical loosely based off of Giacomo Puccini's opera "La Boheme," Nov. 10-11 and 16-19 in the Jewel Theatre in Luther's Center for the Arts.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 16-17, and matinee performances at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door, online at or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door one hour prior to performances.

"Rent" follows a group of struggling artists in Manhattan's East Village who are living in the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The individual stories of love, loss and passion intertwine to create a thought-provoking show that promotes the ideal of living life to its fullest.

The musical is directed by Robert Vrtis, Luther assistant professor of theatre. Vrtis joined the Luther faculty in 2013, teaching courses in acting and directing for the theatre. He earned a bachelor's degree from Longwood University, and master's and doctoral degrees in theatre from the University of Oregon.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: