A Story of Understanding Ourselves and Our Family Through Art and Memory

In Other, by , on October 16th, 2023

NU THEATRE presents “Fun Home”

Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Fun Home” is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. 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 Bechdel Funeral home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. “Fun Home” shares an important story that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.

Fun Home will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, Niagara University, N.Y., on the following dates/times:

Thursday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2 & 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m. (Post-show discussion)

Direction: Dave Peterson
Music Direction: Bridget Moriarty
Choreography: Terri Filips Vaughan
Set Design: David Dwyer
Costume Design: Maureen Stevens
Lighting Design: Jayson Clark
Sound Design: Chris Ballard
Stage Manager: Haylee Salmonsen (theatre performance major), Jordan, N.Y.
Assistant Stage Managers: Paris Moffitt (theatre performance major), Lockport, N.Y.; Miguel Castaneda (theatre performance major) Marikina City, Philippines   

Niagara University theatre performance majors who are in the cast include:
Danielle Becht (Christian Bechdel, age 10), Morristown, N.J.
Hayden Carr (Bruce Bechdel), Grand Island, N.Y.
Lex Cueva (Joan), Depew, N.Y.
Lauren Farrow (Alison), Webster, N.Y.
Paige Janes (Small Alison, age 9), Ashland, Va.
Olivia Kane (Helen Bechdel), Wilson, N.Y.
Kayla Kurek (John Bechdel, age 6), Hamburg, N.Y.
Jack Mountain (Roy/Mark/Bobby Jeremy), Rochester, N.Y.
Rylie Randall (Medium Alison, age 19) of Avon, N.Y.

Ticket Information: There are three ways to purchase tickets for NU Theatre productions:
1) Online: We offer one of the lowest service fees online. Simply go to: http://theatre.niagara.edu to purchase your tickets, select your seat locations, and your tickets will be emailed directly to you. No need to print them, simply show the barcode on your phone to our house managers when you arrive.
2) In person: Visit our box office in the lobby of the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall:  Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain.
3) Box Office: Call 716-286-8685 or e-mail boxoffice@niagara.edu  Voicemail messages and emails are answered as soon as possible

Ticket prices for “Fun Home”
$20 general admission for adults
$15 for NU employees, NU alumni, Friends of NU Theatre, seniors 62 and over, and youth 21 and younger (non-NU)
NU students with a valid NU ID are entitled to one ticket per main stage production.
Student Rush Policy: Any non-NU student, 21 and younger, with a current student ID card, may be admitted free of charge when there are seats available. Such tickets will be distributed five minutes prior to curtain. To guarantee tickets, purchase a discounted youth ticket for $10 – $15.