Fun Home Has Been Postponed
With deepest concern for the Alaska community, we are postponing all live performances of FUN HOME given the recommendations of the CDC and Alaska Department of Health & Social Services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are exploring options to bring this show to you remotely, and are hoping to have FUN HOME on our stage this fall. We will keep you abreast of updates as we have them.
We are so proud of our talented FUN HOME creative team, cast, and crew, and we remain committed to centering the important stories of these communities in the future. We are also proud of our successful 41st season.
This pandemic is not only a critical threat to our health, but to the livelihoods of everyone supported by Perseverance’s operations. About 50% of our revenue comes from ticket sales, which means suspending this show – which we believe is the only course of action - eliminates the income for our final, largest, and most expensive show, after we have already spent the cost of creating it. This situation seriously threatens the livelihoods of our talented staff, artists, and crew, and our existence as an organization.
How You Can Help
Donate: By donating at this critical time to Perseverance Theatre, you will support the salaries of the theatre staff and Fun Home artists, as well as ensure that Perseverance has a future.
Without the revenue from the Fun Home ticket sales, we are depending on the support of our loyal friends and patrons to ensure the survival of Perseverance Theatre through this crisis. We need your support more than ever, and indeed, it is crucial to our organization.
We acknowledge the serious impact the virus has on communities across the state, and Perseverance will do all it can to support Alaska’s recovery and well-being. We look forward to the moment that we can once again raise the curtain at Perseverance Theatre to celebrate our resilience and the power of theatre.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.ptalaska.org. Please note that our administrative and box office staff will be working remotely during this time, and in advance, we thank you for your patience.
Stay safe and healthy, friends.
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Hannah Wolf
Musical Director Daniel Gary Busby
Fun Home, the “blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention,” racked up five Tony Awards including “Best Musical,” and was nominated for an additional seven awards. Growing up in the funeral business with a uniquely dysfunctional family gives lesbian cartoonist Alison no end of material, but drawing on those childhood memories reveals more than the adult Alison expects. Can she reframe the picture and finally close the book? Fun Home will alternately have you laughing and crying, all while tapping your feet to its Tony Award winning score.
Choreographer Hali Duran
Set Designer Iman Corbani
Costume Designer Jojo Siu
Lighting Designer Mike Inwood
Sound Designer Rory Stitt