Photo Flash: Ghostlit Theatre Company Presents FUN HOME
A Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Fun Home is a musical told from the perspective of a 43 year old Alison Bechdel as she dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, Bruce Bechdel, a volatile yet brilliant man whose temperament and hidden desires defined her family and her life. Audiences will follow Alison at three different stages of her life as she relives her unique childhood at the family's Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the unanswerable questions about her father's secrets.
The 90-minute musical first premiered Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2013 and in 2015, transferred to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater. Fun Home boasts a score with music by Jeanine Tesori, a book by Lisa Kron, and a story based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic novel of the same name. GhostLit Rep's Fun Home marks the second time a fully produced musical will hit the stage at The Egremont Barn.
Directed by GhostLit Rep Co-Artistic Directors Harrison Lang and Caitlin Teeley, Fun Home features Caitlin Teeley as "Alison Bechdel", Emma Foley as "Medium Alison", Mary Shalaby as "Small Alison", Matt Passetto as "Bruce Bechdel", Francine Ciccarelli as "Helen Bechdel", John Ververis as "Christian Bechdel", Ben Shannon as "John Bechdel", Olivia Willcox as "Joan", and Jackson Teeley as "Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy"
The cast of "Fun Home" at The Egremont Barn. Front Row (Left to Right): Olivia Willcox (Joan), Emma Foley (Medium Alison), Caitlin Teeley (Alison Bechdel), Mary Shalaby (Small Alison), and John Ververis (Christian Bechdel)Back Row (Left to Right): Jackson Teeley (Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy), Matt Passetto (Bruce Bechdel), Francine Ciccarelli (Helen Bechdel), and Ben Shannon (John Bechdel)Photo by Emma K. Rothenberg-Ware and Beau Bernatchez
Fun Home has music direction by Gigi Teeley and Mike Pacifico, choreography by Natalie Sala, lighting design by Isabel Filkins, and sound design by Tom Teeley. Production Stage Managers: Indie Beare and Zoe Nadig.
Come out and support amazing talent in a show that the New York Times called "heart-gripping and cathartic."
*The 8pm Saturday August 11 performance will serve as a fundraiser for The Human Rights Campaign
* The 8pm Sunday August 12 performance will serve as a fundraiser for The Trevor Project
Photo Credit Cody Lee Miller
Emma Foley as Medium Alison and Olivia Willcox as Joan. Photo by Cody Lee Miller
The Cast of Fun Home. Photo by Cody Lee Miller
Matt Passetto as Bruce Bechdel. Photo by Cody Lee Miller
Francine Ciccarelli as Helen Bechdel. Photo by Cody Lee Miller