FunHome

Directed by Rod Oden
Music Direction by Laurie Klaus

November 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Winner of the 2015 Tony for Best Musical, and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Cast

ALISON

43 years old, a cartoonist

MEDIUM ALISON

19 years old, a college freshman

SMALL ALISON

around 9 years old

BRUCE BECHDEL

Alison’s father

HELEN BECHDEL

Alison’s mother

CHRISTIAN BECHDEL

Alison’s brother, around 10 years old

JOHN BECHDEL

Alison’s brother, around 6 years old

ROY

a young man Bruce hires to do yard work

MARK

a high school junior

JOAN

a college student

PETE

a mourner

BOBBY JEREMY AND THE SUSAN DEYS

imaginary television characters

Production Staff

Directed by

Rod Oden

Music Direction by

Laurie Klaus

Reviews

"A rare beauty, extraordinary and heart-gripping." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"Few shows are as moving, relatable, and funny." - Associated Press

"Exquisite. An emotional powerhouse." - Chicago Tribune

"The best musical of the season." - New York Magazine

"The Best Broadway Musical in years, with the finest score in a decade." - Huffington Post

"FIVE STARS. Fun Home has enormous intelligence and sensitivity. It's not your ordinary Broadway musical, because it is extraordinary." - Time Out New York

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