The Vokes Players of Wayland present the Tony-winning musical Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, directed by Donnie Baillargeon, with musical direction from Howard Boles. Performances will be held at Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre, Route 20 in Wayland, MA from November 8th through November 23rd. Every week of the run there will be performances on Friday & Saturday evenings at 8PM, and Saturday matinees at 2PM. There are also two Thursday evening performances, on November 14th and November 21st. For tickets and information call 508-358-4034, or order online via our website www.vokesplayers.org. Ticket prices are $25.00 for Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees; $28.00 for Friday & Saturday evenings.
In Fun Home, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori weave the cartoon panels of Alison Bechdel’s sharp, personal, and widely-acclaimed graphic novel into a haunting musical filled with precise details and sharply defined moments. Alison’s story is transformed into a pastiche of time and place, slipping from her childhood when the Bechdels lived over the family’s business, the Bechdel Funeral Home (or “Fun Home,” as the family called it), through Alison’s college years when she came out to herself and her family, to the present as the adult Alison, looking back, tries to patch up her relationship with her family, especially her conflicted, angry, exacting father. The songs are pointed, impactful, at times enchanting as they echo a bygone day, but also heart-wrenching and poignant. Fun Home won five Tony awards, including Best Musical, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
The cast for the show includes: Kathleen Comber (Roslindale), Abigail Mack (Bridgewater), Sydney Johnston (Belmont), Alex Thayer (Maynard), Lea Oppedisano (Hopkinton), Alex Massarotti (Sudbury), Tate Cinti (Wayland), Charley Lapomardo (Cambridge), and John Crampton (Dedham). The choreographer, Jen Condon, is from Arlington, the musical director, Howard Boles is from Marlboro, and the stage director, Donnie Baillargeon, is from Waltham.
The historic Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre in Wayland is one of the truly unique cultural and historical resources in Metrowest. The Vokes Players is a non-profit theatrical organization. Fun Home is the first production of our 2019-20 season. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. For more information about the Vokes Players, visit our website – www.vokesplayers.org.