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


LEARN MORE:

Cast members Clare Arena Haden and Matt Daniels discuss Fun Home on WORT Radio


Graphic novelist Alison Bechdel shares how she created the illustrations for Fun Home.


Behind the music of Fun Home with Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori


NATIONAL QUICK READS:

Drawn From Life - The World of Alison Bechdel - The New Yorker

Lesbian Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Countered Dad's Secrecy By Being Out And Open - NPR

"Play Therapy" by Alison Bechdel


PRODUCTION TEAM:
Scenic Designer: Keith Pitts
Lighting Designer: Jason Fassl
Costume Designer: Scott Rott
Sound Designer: James Uphoff
Props Designer: Pam Miles
Music Director: Mark Wurzelbacher
Associate Director: Jake Penner
Choreographer: Maureen Janson
Stage Manager: Sarah Deming-Henes
Asst. Stage Manager: Ashton LaReau

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





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