Kentwood Players presents FUN HOME, the musical

Kentwood Players presents the musical FUN HOME with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, opening Friday, May 13 through Saturday, June 11, 2022 Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. Please note that there will be no performances over Memorial Day weekend, May 27, 28, and 29.

It is a non-equity, non-remunerated production directed by Kathy Dershimer with musical direction by Cheryl Gaul and produced by Jenny Boone and Harold Dershimer for Kentwood Players with rights obtained from Samuel French, Inc., a company of the Concord theatre. Featured in the cast in alphabetical order: Natalie Cayetano, Nico Fisher, Grant Ruckheim, Julia Sison, Jon Sparks, Amanda Webb, Dana Weisman.

Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and also the Outer Cities Circle Award, as well as the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical, FUN HOME is a refreshing, honest, and entirely original musical about seeing your parents through adult eyes. When her father suddenly dies, graphic novelist Alison delves deep into her past to tell the story of the unstable, brilliant, and one-of-a-kind man whose temper and secrets have defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming and unanswered questions about her father’s hidden desires.

Reserved seat tickets are $27 with a $2 discount for seniors and students, available either by visiting www.kentwoodplayers.org to buy online and reserve your reserved seats, by sending an e-mail to the ticket office at [email protected] or by calling (310) 645-5156, preferably during box office hours, Wednesday through Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please note that our ticket office receives a large number of emails and calls and all messages will be answered in the order received to confirm your ticket order. For group ticket sales of 10 or more, please contact the box office for group rates. Available tickets will be sold at the box office from half an hour before each performance. There will be a paid performance on Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. only. Adult Themes – Parental discretion is advised.

COVID-19 Policy: Anyone 12 years and older must show proof of vaccination and photo ID to be admitted. Face masks are recommended but optional for customers. This policy will be updated in accordance with Covid safety protocols set by the City and County of Los Angeles.

Free street parking is available on 83rd Street and the nearby neighborhood, but not on Hindry Avenue, with limited left turns at the corner of Hindry and Florence due to the new subway station crossing. During certain performances, free parking located on the other side of Hindry Avenue next to the metro tracks will be available for customers. Please read all traffic and parking signs carefully.

Kentwood Players is a non-profit theater troupe dedicated to enriching, educating and entertaining our community through the transformative power of live theater while creating an environment to inspire human potential. As a 501C3 organization, donations to Kentwood Players of any amount are always greatly appreciated and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For more information about Kentwood Players, including our current production and upcoming auditions, please visit the Kentwood Players website at www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find information about Kentwood Players on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Corina C. Butler