Event published by Twin City Players
September 10, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Start and end times vary depending on day.
600 W. Glenlord Rd
TCP is excited to announce our upcoming production of the musical drama Fun Home, music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. The show is a recipient of five Tony® Awards including Best Musical in 2015, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award Best Musical, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award, and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama Finalist.
In 2006, lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel published Fun Home, a graphic memoir tracing her relationship to her closeted gay father, who committed suicide shortly after Bechdel, herself, came out as a lesbian to her parents. The book was both a critical and commercial success, spent two weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and garnered numerous award nominations, including the National Book Critics Circle Award. When her father died unexpectedly, Alison dove 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.
September 10 - 26, 2021
Friday/Saturday 7:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 2 pm
Tickets Available August 10th, $15 (plus a $1 fee per ticket)
twincityplayers.org or 269-429-0400
TCP Playhouse, 600 W. Glenlord Road, St. Joseph
This show features language, sexuality, death and LGBTQ+ Experience themes. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Fun Home is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals, www.concordtheatricals.com.
The show is directed by Larry Nielsen who is assisted by Jacob Holmes, Assistant Director; Timothy McFeeters, Music Director; Laura Simmons, Choreographer; Reta Trux and Barb Stepka, Costumes; Susan Plee, Stage Manager; John Taylor, Set Design; Matt Dolphy Clark, Lights and Sound Design; Cindy Jakeway, Set Painter; Angel Stout, Properties; Peggy Harrington, Prompter; and Paige Smillie, Lobby Board. Cast members are Mariah Rifenberg, Kimmie Staggs, Miranda Stepka, Nathan Neidlinger, Sarah Simmons, Sophia A., Whittaker L., Lauren Tibbitts, and Michael Bond.