"Welcome to our house on Maple Avenue"
FUN HOME-THE MUSICAL
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book And Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Jocelyn Ahlf*, Jeff Haslam*, Kate Ryan*, Bella King, Karina Cox, Gabriel Gagnon
Jillian Aisenstat, Carter Woodley and Connor Woodley
Directed by David Horak* Music Direction Janice Flower
Choreographer Jason Hardwick* Lighting Design Daniela Masellis
Stage Manager Rachel Rudd*
Musicians James Cockell, Ian Woodman and Jim Head
*Appearing courtesy of Canadian Actors Equity Association
APRIL 11-20TH AT THE VARSCONA THEATRE (10329 83 AVE)
Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, 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 unlock the mysteries of the man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life as she grows to understand her own sexuality. This ground breaking musical was the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and has received worldwide critical acclaim for its stunning score and moving storytelling.
Plain Jane Theatre/Varscona Theatre Ensemble was honoured to receive
4 Sterling Awards at the 32nd Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards here in Edmonton-
Timothy Ryan award for Production of a Musical
Direction (David Horak)
Music Direction (Janice Flower)
”In Horak’s sensitive reading of the words and music, and the delivery of his exemplary cast, we are pulled into the circle of the Bechdel family. “-Gig City (Colin MacLean)
"A remarkably complex and textured, moving, funny and sad musical...It will get you, right in the heart."
-12th night (Liz Nichols)
This show is made possible by funding from the Edmonton Arts Council