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Fun Home

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Lyric Theatre @ Illinois
Location
Tryon Festival Theatre
Date
Nov 5, 2021   7:30 pm  
Cost
Advocate 50 / Standard 35 / SC 30 / STU 18 / UI & YTH 10
Views
20
Originating Calendar
Krannert Center
Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the 2006 graphic novel "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel
Sarah Wigley, stage director
Julie Jordan Gunn, music director
 

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 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. Adapted from Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic novel and the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Contains adult content.

 

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing a $50 “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Lyric Theatre @ Illinois.

 

Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public at 10am on Tuesday, October 5. Tickets will be sold online only, not by phone or at the Ticket Office counter. Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. To learn about early ticket-buying opportunities, please contact Krannert Center’s Advancement team: 217.333.6700 or advancement@krannertcenter.illinois.edu.

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