Chicago– Victory Gardens Theater, under the direction of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces complete casting for its upcoming productions of Fun Home, music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin; Fade, a co-production with Teatro Vista by Tanya Saracho, directed by Sandra Marquez; BREACH: A manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Lisa Portes; and Doing It by Boo Killebrew, directed by Chay Yew. Casting for Yaël Farber’s Mies Julie, directed by Dexter Bullard, will be announced at a later date.
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Directed by Gary Griffin
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
September 19 – November 12, 2017
Fun Home features McKinley Carter (Helen Bechdel), Preetish Chakraborty (John Bechdel), Danielle Davis (Joan), Leo Gonzalez (Christian Bechdel), Sage Elliott Harper (Small Alison), Stella Rose Hoyt (Small Alison), Rob Lindley (Bruce Bechdel), Joe Lino (Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy), Danni Smith (Alison) and Hannah Starr (Medium Alison).
Hailed as one of Broadway’s most original musicals and the winner of 5 Tony Awards, Fun Home is a groundbreaking story inspired by Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. In this intimate musical, Alison sets out to unravel the many mysteries of her childhood through a series of memories and conversations – from her coming out to her moving journey to acceptance. Gary Griffin (Hand to God, Never the Sinner) directs this emotionally charged family drama that The New York Times calls “extraordinary,” and “a rare beauty.”