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Less Than Rent

Less Than Rent Theatre revels in the joyful, persistent exploration of the purely theatrical. We seek to encourage the collaborative core of theatre, connecting actors, directors, and playwrights, through the pursuit of work that embraces its ‘liveness’. We aim to navigate the complexities of our generation and the modern world by exploring the vast canons of the past in new and imaginative ways. ​But ultimately our mission is simple: new work by new artists for new audiences.

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Less Than Rent Play Collection on Indie Theater Now

Buy all 3 plays (reg. price: $3.87) for $2.40

  • Diva DIVA
    By Sean Patrick Monahan
    Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act.
  • Friends+Don%27t+Let+Friends FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS
    By James Presson
    Blends the melodrama of Henrik Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER with the silliness of network television and bears witness to a public nervous breakdown with built in commercial breaks.
  • Little+Town+Blues LITTLE TOWN BLUES
    By James Presson and Rachel B. Joyce
    Navigating through delight and devastation, the boarding students of Deforest-Martin Prep rage against the machine of structured academia with the fire of a teenage rebel and the depth of a Russian poet.

Latest News About Less Than Rent

New play published: Diva
Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act. By: Sean Patrick Monahan
posted by Indie Theater Now Oct 3, 2013

Martin Denton reviews Beckett in Benghazi
Beckett in Benghazi has an intriguing premise: an indie theater company is rehearsing a revival of Samuel Beckett's Endgame on September 11, 2012, the night that an attack was carried...
posted by Indie Theater Now Jul 31, 2013

New ITN podcast: Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man
Less Than Rent's new production is written by Sean Patrick Monahan and James Presson and directed by Charlie Polinger -- all members of the company. It's a Millenials' take on Gay's THE BEGGAR'S OPERA./Brecht's THREEPENNY OPERA. Sean Patrick, James and Charlie talk about the show, how they created it, and what audiences can expect. (26:01)
posted by Indie Theater Now Mar 19, 2014

Less Than Rent On the Air

Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man: Less Than Rent's new production is written by Sean Patrick Monahan and James Presson and directed by Charlie Polinger -- all members of the company. It's a Millenials' take on Gay's THE BEGGAR'S OPERA./Brecht's THREEPENNY OPERA. Sean Patrick, James and Charlie talk about the show, how they created it, and what audiences can expect.