It used to be that the entire town would close up once the summer hit. There was little to do except pack up and head out of town. Now there are several theatre companies who are taking the ultimate risk and putting on challenging and entertaining productions, offering a great opportunity for those of us who stay in town. The Firehouse Theatre Project has chosen Jonathan Larson’s RENT as its summer production, and theatre critic John Porter gives his take on the show. RENT runs through August 1, 2010 and tickets and more information are available at www.firehousetheatre.org.