Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes in a year. How will you make the most of it? What will you do if you know you’re not going to be able to experience all that? Will it drive you crazy to know you have something special and yet you can’t seem to use it to its fullest potential?
Rent. It’s about living your life as colorful, as wild, as risky as possible, because if you don’t, you’re wasting your time. It’s like making a beautiful cake and not eating it because you don’t want to spoil its beauty, and in the end it’ll be spoiled anyway because you left it uneaten too long.
Everything is rent. That’s the whole point. Our lives, our talents, our friends, our family, our material things, everyone we know. Everything is rent. Every character is battling with something that’s been rent to them. Their apartment, a girlfriend, a good friend, talent, and of course ultimately their lives.
Rent is a wonderful expression of everything positive about life. Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes—of living the Bohemian life, of doing what you love as long as you’re not hurting other people, of trying out new things that will make way for growth. Rent is more than a movie, more than songs, more than dances. Rent is life. And life is rent.