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And the 17-18 Season Opener is…

0 Comments 16 May 2017

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Cadence Theatre Company Announces FUN HOME,
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical,
to Open 2017-18 Season

Co-produced by Cadence Theatre Company and Virginia Rep
in Celebration of Richmond Triangle Players’ 25th Anniversary Season

Richmond, VA – On the Cadence Season, Fun Home will run from September 9 through October 8, 2017, in Virginia Rep’s Theatre Gym. Directed by Virginia Rep’s Associate Artistic Director, Chase Kniffen, Fun Home is a co-production between Cadence Theatre Company and Virginia Rep in recognition of Richmond Triangle Players’ 25th Anniversary. Cadence Theatre Artistic Director, Anna Johnson, expressed her excitement about the co-production. “We are thrilled to work with Virginia Rep on this moving and groundbreaking musical and to celebrate RTP and their endless contributions to our community. We are proud to be one of the first regional theatres to stage the production and can’t wait for Richmond audiences to experience it.”

With book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori, Fun Home won five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic novel, the play moves from past to present as Alison sketches out her childhood memories in both poignant and comic tone.

“My dad and I grew up in the same small Pennsylvania town. And he
was gay. And I was gay. And he killed himself. And I… became a lesbian
cartoonist.” — Alison Bechdel in Fun Home

Years after her father’s unexpected death, Alison comes to terms with memories of her unique childhood, growing up in the Bechdel Funeral Home, while reliving her struggles to connect with her father and her growing awareness of her own homosexuality. This groundbreaking musical is funny, honest and painfully uplifting.

In addition to Fun Home, the 2017-18 Season will include The Christians by Lucas Hnath playing February 15 – March 10, 2018 and Appropriate By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins playing April 26 – May 19, 2018.

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