FUN HOME Returns To SpeakEasy This June
Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of FUN HOME for four additional weeks, June 8-30, 2019. Amy Jo Jackson, Ellie van Amerongen, and Marissa Simeqi will return to play the three Alisons in the production, which was SpeakEasy's top-selling show ever and was hailed as "one of the greatest musicals of all time" by the Boston Globe. Tickets for the added dates are now on sale.
"I am thrilled to have another opportunity to share FUN HOME with Boston audiences," said the show's director, SpeakEasy Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault. "I couldn't be more proud of this production, and am thrilled by how our audiences have embraced this show."
Featuring music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lisa Kron, FUN HOME is a landmark musical about seeing one's parents through grown-up eyes. Based on Ms. Bechdel's best-selling memoir of the same name, this groundbreaking musical introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories that celebrate the curiosity of childhood, the challenges of coming out, and the complexities of family.
SpeakEasy Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault will oversee this remount, which he originally directed for the company. Winner of three Elliot Norton Awards including the 2014 Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, Mr. Daigneault had directed dozens of Boston premieres, including the company's recent productions of The Scottsboro Boys, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Allegiance.
The artistic team also includes IRNE Award-winning Music Director Matthew Stern and Choreographer Sarah Crane.
The design team includes Cristina Todesco (scenic); Charles Schoonmaker (costumes); Karen Perlow (lighting); Andrew Duncan Will (sound); and Jennifer Butler (props). Rachel Sturm is the Production Stage Manager. John Meredith is the Assistant Stage Manager.
FUN HOME will run for four weeks, from June 8-30, 2019, in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston.
Tickets prices start at $25, with discounts for students, seniors, and persons age 25 and under. For tickets or more information, the public is invited to call the box office at 617.933.8600 or visit www.SpeakEasyStage.com.