Patrons are raving about Limelight Theatre‘s production of Fun Home: “We had a very nice evening. Don’t miss it. Wonderful and powerful. Great job!!!” “So if you’re in the mood to cry and feel all the feelings, go see Fun Home at the Limelight! Such engaging and transformative work done by all!” “You need to see this show! A fantastic script and music, top-notch performances, and a timely and sensitive story of family secrets and personal awakening.”
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
The music is by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron, and the show is based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Fun Home will be directed on the Limelight Stage by Bradley Akers with musical direction by Shelli Long.
The cast includes Laura Mauldin as Alison Bechdel, Camryn Chiraboga as Medium Alison, Tess Therrien as Small Alison, Ella Escamilla the understudy for Small Alison, Josh Waller as Bruce Bechdel, Regina Torres as Helen Bechdel, Stephanie Santiago as Joan, Ben Kerllenevchas as John Bechdel, Drew Fitzgerald as Christian Bechdel and Alejandro Ramos as Roy/Mark/ Pete/ Bobby/Jeremy.
Sponsored by Linda and Ray Matuza, Fun Home opens on Limelight’s Matuza Main Stage on July 26 and runs through August 25. Tickets are available at www.limelight-theatre.org or by calling 904.825.1164. Advance reservations are encouraged.