Fun Home
by The Public Theater

Oct. 19 - Nov. 18
Fridays-Sundays

 

When her father dies unexpectedly, 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, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires.

*May contain themes and content not suitable for all audience members.

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron

 

(photo by Siggi Ragnar)

 

When her father dies unexpectedly, 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, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires.

 

“I leaned in closer during our conversation and asked, “But when she walks in the door and Alison sees her for the first time, what do you think she is feeling?” Taylor was working on her fourth or fifth Ring of Keys rehearsal.

 

She paused, thoughtfully - as this eleven-year-old is wont to do - “I think Alison thought she was the only unicorn. Then, she sees her and knows she’s not alone.”

 

And then, my heart swelled three sizes.

 

Watching this story unfold with this cast and team has been one of the most creatively rewarding experiences of my life. The care that has been taken to craft Alison’s story is real, y’all. From the perfect illustrations and the breathtaking light design to the beautiful orchestrations and carefully crafted sound and prop design, we agreed as a production team that the story of Alison’s “most intimate history” (to steal from Alison Bechdel herself), was the most important component, and to treat this is as merely another musical would do a disservice to the story itself.

 

There is something so life-giving about feeling seen, and this show provides such a beautiful opportunity to be seen as a queer woman, a father, a mother, a person on a journey of self-discovery…”

 

--Molly Cox-Director

 

Bruce: Daniel McKeever*
Alison: Shani Hadjian*
Small Alison: Taylor Henderson
Medium Alison: Olivia Barron
Joan : Alyssa Lopez
John: Briggs Blume
Christian: Elliott Kehoe
Male Ensemble: Brian Hodges
Helen: Megan Hicks DeYoung*


Director: Molly Cox
Stage Manager: Shane Vickers*
Music Director: Josh Pepper
Choreographer: Courtnie Mercer
Set Design: Jeremy Whittington
Light Design: Daniel Heggem
Sound Design: Jesse Worley


*Member of Actors' Equity Association

 


Fun Home
by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, after Alison Bechdel's graphic novel
The Public Theater

Fridays-Sundays,
October 19 - November 18, 2018
Russell Hill Rogers Stage, The Public Theatre, San Antonio
800 West Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212

Individual tickets for Fun Home are NOW ON SALE to the public! You won't want to miss this spectacular story!

Fun Home runs Friday, October 19th - Sunday, November 18th in the Cellar Theater with performances at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Performances at 2:00 pm on Sundays.  


Special Event Nights:

Pay What You Can Preview Night- October 18th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night- October 19th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (Reception to follow with catering provided by Scratch Kitchen! Wear your best yellow attire!)


To get your tickets click here or call the box office at 210-733-7258. 
 

[Artwork and design by Jeremy Whittington]