July 26-29, 2018
Winner of the 2016 Tony as Best Musical, FUN HOME is a fascinating journey through a woman’s life of discovery. Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir, you encounter Alison at three points in her life: as a girl, a young woman, and an adult. Raised in a fun(eral) home, Allison enjoys the simplicity of life with two brothers (including hide-and-seek amongst the caskets), but finds life equally perplexing in discovering her own sexuality. We watch Alison move back and forth in time revealing Alison to herself at the same time her father deals with his own sexuality, in the funniest, warmest, most touching, and fascinating musical in recent years. Ages 16 and up.
Performances: Thursday – Saturday: 7:30 PM; Sundays: 3 PM
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Allison Bechdel
Fun Home is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Directed by Jeff List
Jeff List received his PhD in Theatre from the University of Kansas in 2015. He has over two dozen directing credits to his name including The Scottish Play by Shakespeare, Sartre’s No Exit, and On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson. He is currently an administrator with List Psychological Services.
Alison Bechdel as a child; precocious and opinionated.
A freshman at Oberlin College, discovering her sexuality.
Narrator; now a self-aware adult.
Alison’s older brother.
Alison’s younger brother.
High-school English teacher, funeral home director.
Student at Oberlin.