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Featuring Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo | Wisconsin Premiere

Fun Home

November 1 -25, 2018

WRITTEN BY Music by Jeanine Tesori | Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

DIRECTED BY Jen Uphoff Gray

Welcome to Fun Home

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.

Overture Center for the Arts

201 State St,
Madison, WI 53703

Sponsored By:

DeWitt Ross & Stevens

National Guardian Life

Nancy Ciezki & Diane Kostecke

New Harvest Foundation

Our Lives Magazine

About the show

Runtime:
N/A

Performance Dates:
November 1-25, 2018

Age Recommendations:
N/A

Accessibility

We strive to make our performances available to the entire community. This guiding principle captures the theater we aim to be.

We’re proud to be a resident company at Overture Center, which provides practical accessibility for a variety of needs.

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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
Creative Team
Sarah Deming-Henes
Stage Manager
Ashton LaReau
ASM
Keith Pitts
Set Designer
Jason Fassl
Lighting Designer
Scott Rott
Costume Designer
James Uphoff
Sound Designer
Pam Miles
Props Designer
Jake Penner
Associate Director
Kevin Zimmer
Technical Director
Mark Wurzelbacher
Music Director
Marie Pauls
Violin/Viola
Jonathan Backus
Cello
Luke Busch
Reed
Ben Ferris
Bass
Michael Koszewski
Percussion
Joe Harris
Guitar
Behind the scenes with the cast of Fun Home
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

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