Archive for Friday, March 10, 2006

Rent’ actor to speak during KU Pride Week

March 10, 2006


Actor Anthony Rapp will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 29 in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Kansas University. The event is part of the KU's Queers & Allies Pride Week celebration.

Rapp, best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in the Tony Award-winning rock opera "Rent," will discuss his mother's battle with breast cancer, his struggles as a gay man and his experiences as a cast member in the opera.

Tickets are free for KU students with an ID and $10 for the public. Tickets are available Monday through March 29 in the KU ticket offices, online at or by calling 864-3982.

Pride Week, organized by the student group Queers & Allies, runs March 27-April 2 and includes these events:

¢ "Gay? Fine by Me" T-shirts distribution, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 27, Wescoe Beach.

¢ Kiss-In Demonstration, noon-12:30 p.m. March 27, Wescoe Beach.

¢ Writer and activist Kate Bornstein, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. March 30, Kansas Room of the Kansas Union.

¢ 13th Annual Brown Bag Drag Show and Pride Awards, noon-1 p.m. March 31, Kansas Union Pavilion.

¢ Pride Parade and Rally, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. April 1, Massachusetts Street to Watson Park.

For information, contact Pride Week co-chair Jonathan Pryor at


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