Night + Day Trivia: Win tickets to RENT

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The story behind Rent is the stuff of Broadway legend. The rock opera concerning seven New York City artist types living “La Vie Boheme” and therefore alternately starving, freezing and perpetually suffering through break-ups and the reality of AIDS is heartbreaking and beautiful enough even if you don’t know the backstory of poverty-stricken playwright Jonathan Larson and his untimely death.

Rent is currently running at the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City. We have a pair of tickets to the February 28 performance for whoever can answer the following:

What is Rent based on, and how did Jonathan Larson die?

As usual, we’ll draw a winner at random from among the correct submissions. To enter, send answers with the word Rent in the subject line to or click on

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