Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 7:47 PM on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Serious topics, uplifting performance

Every once in a while I see something in this town that fills me with incredible pride at what our local residents can do when they put their collective talents together. I just saw the Homer High School-Pier One production of the Broadway play, "Rent." This was an ultimate example of a show a town could be truly proud of pulling off so well.

Huge kudos to Mark Robinson and Lance Petersen for daring to do theater that was about real life, knowing that there are always going to be some people out there who believe high school students aren't ready to be exposed to real life or art. Also, huge kudos to the 100 talented high school performers who sang and danced and performed so well in this entertaining musical, done with live music.

Who'd of thought someone could make a play about something as dark as AIDS and living on the streets of New York City and make it as entertaining and uplifting as this? It seemed to be a message about how the human spirit can rise above anything, with the right attitude. Probably a message in there about looking deeper than the surface before making preconceived judgments, too. Go, Homer.

Lee Post