FUN HOME

 

Aug. 23 - Sept. 17, 2017

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Winner, Best Musical

2015 Tony Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award, and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.

A five-time Tony Award-winner and one of the most significant new musicals of the 21st century. 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 make-believe at the family business — the Bechdel Funeral Home. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, cathartic, and wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Directed by Amy Herzberg; featuring Rita Harvey and Rob Sutton (Next to Normal).

“A rare beauty, extraordinary and heart-gripping. The best new musical to open on Broadway.” - The New York Times

“Stunning, deeply moving, funny, and fresh — it hooks you instantly.” - Associated Press

PERFORMANCES

Wednesdays 7:30, Thursdays 7:30, Fridays 7:30, Saturdays 2:00 and 7:30, Sundays 2:00 and 7:00

 Single tickets range from $15-45—or, subscribe to the full six-play season starting at just $89. Discounts are available for groups of eight or more.

Lights Up! For Access: Thanks to support from the Walmart Foundation and others, patrons under the age of 30 pay just $10 while patrons with a SNAP benefits card pay just $5. Learn more >.

Sponsored in part by Joel and Lynn Carver, George and Rosemary Faucette, and Ellis and Kay Melton.

 

Meet the Director


AMY HERZBERG (Associate Artistic Directoris a co-founder of TheatreSquared (T2) and is a Distinguished Professor directing the MFA/BA acting programs at the University of Arkansas. Acting credits include work at La Jolla Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Valle Christi International Theatre Festival (Italy), and San Diego Repertory Theatre, where she was in the resident company for four years. Recent performances in new plays include the Blank Theatre (Los Angeles), New Harmony Project (Indiana), New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre J (Washington DC), Cambridge University, and English Theatre Berlin (Germany). For TheatreSquared, she has directed Great Expectations, One Man, Two Guvnors, Amadeus, Good People, Bad Dates, The Last Five Years, Moonlight and Magnolias and Next to Normal. She appeared in T2’s world premiere of My Father’s War, a play about her father’s experiences in WWII, and in numerous roles for the Arkansas New Play Festival. She has directed over 30 productions for the U of A, including most recently Assassins. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the Kennedy Center’s ACTF National Acting Teacher Fellowship (2003), U of A's Charles and Nadine Baum Teaching Award (2005), Fulbright College Master Teacher Award (2013), and, along with her husband, the Governor's Arts Award (2013). Her former students regularly perform on and off Broadway, in major regional theatres, and in film and television. She holds an MFA in Acting from Cal Arts, with additional training from American Conservatory Theatre and the Actors Center in New York.