Fun Home

Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori

Based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel
 

Directed by Donnie Baillargeon

Musical Direction by Howard Boles

November 8 - November 23, 2019

Friday Nov. 8 & Saturday Nov. 9 at 8:00 pm
Saturdays Nov. 9 - 23 at 2:00 pm
Thursdays - Saturdays Nov. 14 - 23 at 8:00 pm

Alison Bechdel – Kathleen Comber

Medium Alison – Abigail Mack

Small Alison – Sydney Johnston

Bruce Bechdel – Alex Thayer

Helen – Lea Oppedisano

Christian Bechdel – Alex Massarotti

John Bechdel – Tate Cinti

Joan – Charley Lapomardo

Roy, Mark, Bobby Jeremy – John Crampton

In Fun Home, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori weave the cartoon panels of Alison Bechdel’s sharp, personal, and widely-acclaimed graphic novel into a haunting musical filled with precise details and sharply defined moments.  Alison’s story is transformed into a pastiche of time and place, slipping from her childhood when the Bechdels lived over the family’s business, the Bechdel Funeral Home (or “Fun Home,” as the family called it), through Alison’s college years when she came out to herself and her family, to the present as the adult Alison, looking back, tries to patch up her relationship with her family, especially her conflicted, angry, exacting father. The songs are pointed, impactful, at times enchanting as they echo a bygone day, but also heart-wrenching and poignant. Fun Home won five Tony awards, including Best Musical, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

The Vokes Players at Beatrice Herford's Vokes Theatre

PO Box 283, 97 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Wayland, MA 01778 (508) 358-4034 vokesplayers@gmail.com

 

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