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Fun Home

Event by Twin City Players

Sat. September 11, 2021 | Start and end times vary depending on day.

Twin City Players announces the first production of its 2021-2022 89th Mainstage Season, Fun Home, music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. The musical drama won 2015 Tony® Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Musical Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award, and was a Pulitzer Prize for Drama Finalist. In 2006, lesbian cartoonist/graphic novelist Alison Bechdel published Fun Home, a graphic memoir tracing her relationship to her closeted gay father, who committed suicide shortly after Bechdel, herself, came out as a lesbian to her parents. The book was both a critical and commercial success, spent two weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and garnered numerous award nominations, including the National Book Critics Circle Award. In the musical, 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. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Tickets are $15 (plus a $1 fee per ticket). Purchase tickets online at twincityplayers.org or through the TCP box office at 269-429-0400. This show features language, sexuality, death, and LGBTQ+ Experience themes and is recommended for ages 13 and up. Performances are September 10 - 26, 2021, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm, at the TCP Playhouse, 600 W. Glenlord Road, St. Joseph. Fun Home is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals, www.concordtheatricals.com. The show is directed by Larry Nielsen who is assisted by Jacob Holmes, Assistant Director; Timothy McFeeters, Music Director; Laura Simmons, Choreographer; Susan Plee, Stage Manager; John Taylor, Set Design; Matt Dolphy Clark, Light & Sound Design; Reta Trux and Barb Stepka, Costumes; Cindy Jakeway, Set Painter; Beth Ward, Hair/Makeup; Peggy Harrington, Prompter; and Angel Stout, Properties and Set Dressing. Cast members are Mariah Rifenberg, Kimmie Staggs, Miranda Stepka, Nathan Neidlinger, Sarah Simmons, Sophia A., Whittaker L., Lauren Tibbitts, and Michael Bond. 2021-2022 Season Sponsors: Indiana Michigan Power/Cook Plant, Lake Michigan Chiropractic LLC., The Herald Palladium, Timothy’s Restaurant, Meijer, and TPC Technologies, Inc. About Twin City Players Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to engage the community in quality theatre that changes lives and to be recognized for organizational excellence producing quality performances in southwest Michigan. The TCP Playhouse is located at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI. For more information about TCP, call 269-429-0400 or visit us at twincityplayers.org.

Admission: $15

Contact: Kim Kidd | (269) 429 0400 | tcpboxoffice@gmail.com

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