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Three Rivers Music Theatre Premieres Groundbreaking "Fun Home"

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The play, according to Planck, offers a rollercoaster ride of moods and emotions.

Fun Home, one of the most celebrated Broadway musicals of the decade, made its groundbreaking debut in 2015 as the first musical in history to feature a lesbian protagonist.

And this weekend, thanks to Three Rivers Music Theatre, the play is making its regional premiere right here in Fort Wayne, at Wunderkammer Company.

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Playing the lead in "Fun Home" was at the top of Hickey's theatrical wishlist.

Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir of the same name, the story, which unfolds at the family's funeral home business,  concerns the author's coming of age, and uncovering a family secret.

For a sneak preview of what's in store, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down last week with director, Andy Planck, and lead actor, Kat Hickey, to learn how the production is taking shape, and how they hope it will impact their audiences.

Event Information:

"Fun Home" @ Wunderkammer Company, Fort Wayne
Friday, February 22nd through Saturday, March 16th, 2019  

For showtimes and ticket information, visit the Three Rivers Music Theatre website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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