Fun Home

Book and Lyrics by: Aaron Posner
Music by: Jeanine Tesori

 Playhouse on the Square
May 4th – May 27th, 2018

Based on the best-selling graphic novel of the same name, Fun Home introduces us to author Alison Bechdel at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family. As we look through her eyes we witness her journey to self-acceptance and a daughter’s determination to understand and connect with her volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home is “a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention”

 Recent Memphian Joy Brooke-Fairfield (Once) takes on the role of the Alison Bechdel. Joining Ms. Brooke-Fairfield is Resident Company Member Brooke Papritz (Heathers: The Musical, Perfect Arrangement) as “Medium” Alison, and Sarah Johnson (Peter Pan) as “Small” Alison. Fun Home also features Memphis favorite and Resident Company Member Carla McDonald (The Bridges of Madison County, Carrie) as Helen Bechdel as well as Guest Artist and Playhouse alumn Stephen Huff (Kiss Me Kate, Race) as Bruce Bechdel. Fun Home is directed by Associate Director, Dave Landis (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Bridges of Madison County).

 Fun Home runs May 4th – May 27th at Playhouse on the Square. Fun Home is sponsored by Diane Vescovo and Mike McLaren. The Circuit Playhouse Inc. Super Sponsor is Dr. Thomas Ratliff. The Pay-What-You-Can Performance is Thursday, May 10th at 8pm and is sponsored by ArtsZone/AutoZone and Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 S. Cooper St.  For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at

Cast List

Alison: Joy Brooke-Fairfield

Medium Alison: Brooke Papritz

Small Alison: Sarah Johnson

Bruce Bechdel: Stephen Huff

Helen Bechdel: Carla McDonald

Christian Bechdel: Austin DeVine

John Bechdel: CJ Santo

Joan: Heather Zurowski

Roy / Mark / Pete / Bobby Jeremy: Danny Crowe

U/S Alison/Christian/John: Lucy Nassif


Production Team:

Directed by Dave Landis

Assistant Director – Tad Cameron

Choreographer: Kim Sanders

Music Director: Nathan McHenry

Production Stage Manager/Technical Director – Phillip Hughen

Stage Manager – Amanda Calcutt

Scenic Designer – Tim McMath

Costume Designer – Kathie Kovarik

Lighting Designer – Zo Haynes

Sound Designer – Carter McHann

Properties Designer – Aubanita Kirk


Title: Fun Home

Venue: Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St.

Dates:  May 4th – May 27th, 2018

Times: ThursdayFriday, & Saturday8pmSunday2pm

Tickets: $25 Opening Weekend (May 4th, 5th, 6th), $35 – $40 Thursdays and Sundays, $40 – $45 Adults, $25 Senior Citizens, $22 Students/Military, $15 Children under 18

Playhouse Advisory: Adult Situations and Adult Language

Box Office: 901-726-4656


Circuit Playhouse, Inc. Super Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Ratliff
Show Sponsor: Diane Vescovo & Mike McLaren



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