- Courtesy of The Public Theater
- The Public opens its season with Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM!
If that name sounds familiar, it might be because of another Larson opus — a little musical called RENT.
Set in 1990, tick, tick… BOOM! tells a tale as old as time: that of the aspiring artist — in this case, a man named Jon — struggling to make do in a hostile world while time keeps moving onward.
In Jon’s case, those seconds are audibly ticking by.
“The sound you are hearing is not a technical problem,” he says by way of introduction. “It is not a musical cue. It is not a joke. It is the sound of one man’s mounting anxiety. I ... am that man.”
$17-$47, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and select Thursdays, 2 p.m. Sundays September 10-October 17, Public Theater of San Antonio, 800 W. Ashby Place, (210) 733-7258, thepublicsa.org.
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