Jessica Lucas as Mimi and Johnny Dawson as Rodger in SummerFest's "Rent." Lucas has wanted to play Mimi since she first saw "Rent" when she was 15. SummerFest presents Jonathan Larson's "Rent" July 21-25 at the Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive in Lexington, Ky. The photos were taken at the company's first complete run-through of the show on July 11, 2010 in the movement studio of the University of Kentucky Fine Arts Building in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Rich Copley | staff.
Jessica Lucas as Mimi and Johnny Dawson as Rodger in SummerFest's "Rent." Lucas has wanted to play Mimi since she first saw "Rent" when she was 15. SummerFest presents Jonathan Larson's "Rent" July 21-25 at the Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive in Lexington, Ky. The photos were taken at the company's first complete run-through of the show on July 11, 2010 in the movement studio of the University of Kentucky Fine Arts Building in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Rich Copley | staff. staff
Jessica Lucas as Mimi and Johnny Dawson as Rodger in SummerFest's "Rent." Lucas has wanted to play Mimi since she first saw "Rent" when she was 15. SummerFest presents Jonathan Larson's "Rent" July 21-25 at the Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive in Lexington, Ky. The photos were taken at the company's first complete run-through of the show on July 11, 2010 in the movement studio of the University of Kentucky Fine Arts Building in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Rich Copley | staff. staff

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July 18, 2010 12:00 AM