“Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.”
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.
Sponsored by Linda and Ray Matuza, Fun Home runs July 26 through August 25 on the Matuza Main Stage at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., in uptown St. Augustine.
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.
The music is by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron. Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Fun Home is directed 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.
Tickets are available at limelight-theatre.org or by calling 904-825-1164. Advance reservations are encouraged.