Fun Home

Music by Jeanine Tesori | Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
November 1 -25, 2018

Featuring Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo | Wisconsin Premiere


Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray

Graphic novelist Alison Bechdel’s father was a volatile and brilliant man whose secrets defined her family and her life. Bruce taught high school English, ran the family’s funeral home business, and was obsessed with restoring their old house. When he dies unexpectedly, Alison digs deeply into her childhood memories to try and understand how his choices may have influenced her own.

This unique, funny and heart- shattering new musical zig-zags across Alison’s past and present as she tries to make sense of her parents’ lives, her own sexuality, and how she maps the terrain of her adult world.

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

CAST: Karen Olivo (Alison), Rachael Zientek (Medium Alison), Chantae Miller (Small Alison), Clare Arena Haden (Helen), Matt Daniels (Bruce), Solana Ramirez-Garcia (Joan), Andy White (Roy, etc.), Tryg Gundersen (Christian), Donovan Lonsdale (John), Walker Stephenson (Christian/John cover)

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Scenic Designer: Keith Pitts
Lighting Designer: Jason Fassl
Costume Designer: Monica Kilkus
Sound Designer: James Uphoff
Props Designer: Pam Miles
Music Director: Mark Wurzelbacher
Associate Director: Jake Penner
Stage Manager: Sarah Deming-Henes
Asst. Stage Manager: Aston LaReau

Sponsored by: DeWitt Ross & Stevens, NGL, Nancy Ciezki & Diane Kostecke, New Harvest Foundation, Our Lives Magazine





LOCATION
The Playhouse at Overture Center
201 State Street, Madison, WI