Hickory – Rent, the rock musical about a group of impoverished young artists in 1980’s New York, begins its final weekend of four performances this Thursday, June 1 at 7:30pm at the Hickory Community Theatre.

Tickets are available at the theatre box office (828) 328-2283, or online at hickorytheatre.org.

Remaining performances are 8:00 pm Friday & Saturday, June 2 and 3; 2:30 Sunday, June 4. Tickets for Thursday’s performance are $16 for adults and $10 for students and youth. Tickets for all other performances are $20. There is a senior discount of $2 and tickets for students and youth 18 and under are just $10.

Tickets for Rent may be purchased online at hickorytheatre.showare.com or at the theatre box office. The box office is open 12-5 Wed through Sat in person or by calling (828) 328-2283.

The show contains strong profanity, sexual situations and references to drug abuse, so it is recommended for mature audiences only.

Rent is produced by Catawba Valley Medical Center and Robert Abbey. This show is the ninth production of the Theatre’s 68th season, sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Photo: Donovan Harper is Roger and Jennifer Nicole Canterbury is Mimi in Rent. Photo is by Ken Burns.