What is the show about?
This Tony Award winning musical features Music by Jeanine Tesori,
book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron, based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist 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, Tony award winning musical about seeing
your parents through grown-up eyes.
TW: To promote safety and wellness of all, please be advised that Fun Home explores subjects that may be triggering to some audience members, including mentions of suicide, negative response to LGBTQIA+ community, grooming of minors, and psychological abuse. MTSU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services provides in-person and distance counseling services by calling (615) 898-2670. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also accessible by calling 800-273-8255. Please see other resources below:
- MTSU LGBTQIA+ resources: https://www.mtsu.edu/lgbt/resources.php
- PFLAG: www.pflag.org
- The Trevor Project 24 Hour Hotline: (866) 488-7386 www.thetrevorproject.com
- National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)
- Elemy - Elemy | Pediatric Behavioral Health & Autism Care for All
The Kennedy Center American Cottege Theater Festival, part of the
Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by
David and Alice Rubenstein.
Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Kennedy Center American
College Theater Festival.
Additional support is provided by The Honoraole Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E.
Bernstein; the Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; and Beatrice and
Anthony Welters and the AnBryce Foundation.
KCACTF is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired
by five enduring Ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice,
Service, and Gratitude. Support for JKFC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy
is provided by Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, Chevron,
the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and Target.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible
through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the
President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
This production Is entered In the Kennedy Center American College Theater
Festival (KCACTF). The aims of this national theater education program are to
identity and promote quality in college-level theater production. To this end, each
production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACTF
representative, and selected students and faculty are invited to participate in
KCACTF programs lnvolving scholarships. internships, grants, and awards for
actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics
at both the regional and national levels.
Productions entered on the Participating level are eligible for invitation to the
KCACTF regional festival and may also be considered for national awards
recognizing outstanding aehlevement In production, design, direction and
By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KCACTF
goals to recognize. reward. and celebrate the exemplary work produced in
college and university theaters across the nation.
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