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Acting Against Cancer Presents: RENT

I had never seen the musical production of Rent until a few weekends ago, but I fell in love with the film when it came out in 2005. The plot takes place in the East Village of New York. It shows a group of "bohemians" that face a variety of struggles, such as paying rent, living in poverty, using drugs, and facing illness through the AIDS epidemic.
My first experience with Kids Acting Against Cancer was with their production of Spring Awakening. When I heard that they were performing Rent, I was very eager to get my hands on tickets so I could attend. The group is now known as Acting Against Cancer, and I have to say that their production of Rent was definitely a must-see!

The performance took place at the Tim Faulkner Gallery on Portland Avenue. It is an industrial space that is perfect for the location of this musical. The cast includes Remy Sisk as Roger Davis, Charlie Meredith as Mark Cohen, Aaron Roitman as Tom Collins, Joseph Harlan as Benjamin Coffin III, Jasmine Young…

Tim Faulkner Gallery

I saw a musical a few weeks ago at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. I went with Jamie and her mother, and we walked around the gallery because there was so much to see. I was so excited about the Before I Die wall. I had always wanted to see one in person, so we took a few minutes and read each line. We also found the coolest twenty dollar bill art made with oil and spray paint on screen canvas by Brent Estabrook. This gallery had so much beautiful art on display, but Jamie and I took an interest in the graffiti behind the building even more. Each piece was tagged with the initials "GIB," and we just had to take pictures. I think we ended up laughing at each other more than anything. That always happens when we try to take photos of one another. There is never a dull moment with this lady.

Lincoln State Park

I went to Lincoln State Park in Indiana with my two best friends, Allie and Jamie, at the end of May. We tend to make plans every summer, but most of them usually never happen. However, this plan actually came to life, and it turned out to be a day full of hiking and swimming with my girls. It all started at about seven in the morning on a Saturday. The gals met at my house, and then we all rode together to Indiana.

We stopped to get breakfast at a restaurant called Korner Kitchen. It was one of those spots off of the highway that travelers stop at for some good eats. I guarantee that locals always visit as well. Korner Kitchen definitely had some delicious breakfast, and it was the best way to gain the fuel that we needed for the day ahead of us.

It was still fairly early in the morning, but it was a pretty hot day nonetheless. We trekked into the woods, followed the trail ahead of us, and stumbled onto this path called Fire Tower. I am not joking when I say that this trail kicked our …