Ghost Light Theater’s Auditions for FUN HOME
Announcing Ghost Light Theater’s Auditions for Fun Home.
Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.
Directed by Megan Healey
Music Direction by Jacob Nichols
Produced by Kimberly Overtree Karlin
Choreography by Susan Dresser
Auditions by appointment – sign up for an audition slot here
Monday December 2nd 6:30-9:00 at the Bangs Community Center (70 Boltwood Walk Amherst)
Wednesday December 4th 6:30-9:30 in Stage 2 at Gateway City Arts (92 Race Street Holyoke)
Callbacks (if necessary) by invitation only: Friday December 6th at 6:30 PM
Performances are May 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 & 9 at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA.
Any questions should be directed to Megan Healey at email@example.com.
The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. As Alison reflects on her past, she struggles to make sense of it, particularly her relationship with her father, Bruce, a closeted gay man and the owner of the family business — the Bechdel Funeral Home (“fun” home, as it’s known to young Alison and her brothers, John and Christian). As she watches her father’s self-loathing consume him, Alison recognizes her own experience of discovering, and ultimately embracing, her identity. As Fun Home progresses, Alison is drawn deeper and deeper into her memories, finally entering into them, desperate (but unable) to reverse her father’s self-destruction. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape, our identity.
**PLEASE NOTE** The Characters of Alison Bechdel, Small Alison, Christian Bechdel & John Bechdel have been cast. All other roles available.