Tony-Award-Winning musical, Fun Home, opens at BPA March 13th
Alison Bechdel’s incredible graphic memoir, Fun Home, described what it was like to grow up gay in a family funeral home business. Turned into a musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, Fun Home won 5 Tony Awards in 2015, and will open on the BPA stage March 13th.
In this podcast, Director Kate Meyers (Carruthers) introduces the three women who play Alison at various stages of her life. Evelyn Cantwell, 13, plays Small Alison, growing up in the 70’s. Emily Jo Bryant plays Medium Alison, coming of age in the 80’s, and Natalie Moe plays present day Alison, reflecting back over her life.
Together they discuss the play and what it’s like to be playing the same – real – person at different ages in her life, sharing their thoughts on how their acting choices, mannerisms, voices, and even musical themes echo back and forth between characters.
For humor, heart, hope, and some glorious soaring harmonies, you won’t want to miss Fun Home. The play opens Friday, March 13th, 7:30 pm at Bainbridge Performing Arts and runs through March 29th, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and matinee performances at 3 pm on Sundays. There will also be a pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, March 12th, $5 teen tickets for the first Saturday, and some special post show talk backs. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit Bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
Credits: BCB host and audio editor: Diane Walker; publisher: Chris Walker.