Fun Home. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.

Fun Home

Dec 01, 2017 to Dec 09, 2017
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron, Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by: 
John Cameron
E.C. Mabie Theatre
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 8:00pm



Daily Iowan: FUN HOME article.

Press Citizen: FUN HOME photos.


Advance tickets are available through Hancher Box Office, and at the box office of the Theatre Building 30 minutes prior to the show (if available).


The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Fun Home is one of the most groundbreaking musicals to emerge in years. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling and moving graphic memoir, it is a refreshingly honest story about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. With a central character played simultaneously by three different actresses at different ages, Fun Home is a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention that challenges audience expectations.

This production contains adult themes and language.

Fun Home is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


Role Name
Cast of Fun Home
Alison Natalie Lurowist**
Bruce Bechdel Scott Bradley**
Helen Bechdel Mia Fryvecind Gimenez
Medium Alison Holly Grum
Small Alison Chase Horning
Joan Leela Bassuk*
Christian Bechdel Deucalion Martin
John Bechdel Sawyer Speltz
Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy Austin Wicke*

Artistic Team

Title Name
Artistic Team of Fun Home
Director John Cameron**
Music Director Janelle Lauer
Scenic Designer Nic Wilson
Costume Designer Lindsey Kuhn
Assistant Costume Designer Zamora Simmons
Lighting Designer Bryon Winn***
Assistant Lighting Designer Courtney Gaston
Sound Designer/Mixer Bri Atwood
Assistant Choreographer Jenna Smithson*
Stage Manager AJ Near
Assistant Stage Manager Nic Steffes*
Assistant Stage Manager Mariana Tejeda

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
***Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.