Performance’s message: Tolerance isn’t enough – Rekha Basu

Since seeing “Rent” in his freshman year of high school, Kevin Brown, now a Roosevelt senior, longed to play Angel, the gentle African-American drag queen dying of AIDS. He got his chance last week, on the Roosevelt stage. Knowing how “immature teenage minds” work, he was prepared for some hooting and giggling when he appeared in heels and dresses and held hands with another guy. Not only wasn’t there a single misplaced twitter from the packed auditorium, but the play got a standing ovation each of its three nights.