Korda’s Production of Fun Home “Comes Out” For Labour Day Weekend

This Labour Day weekend, Korda Artistic Productions opened their production of the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home. A few weeks ago the cast took part in the 26th Annual Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Parade followed by Erica Peladeau taking the stage at Lanspeary Park thrilling the crowd with her vocals on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this groundbreaking production introduces Alison at three different ages, with a different actor playing her at each stage, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. “Being gay” is a major theme in the play.

The Cast Fun Home presented by Korda Artistic Productions

The Cast of Fun Home presented by Korda Artistic Productions taking part in the Windsor Essex Pride Fest Parade in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Erica, cast as “Medium” Alison, told Eyes On Windsor that the song she sang during Windsor Essex Pride Fest is called “Changing My Major”. In her dorm room at Oberlin College, a college aged Alison, sings about awakening after her first time having sex with a girl. “Changing my Major” is her epiphany on her sexuality specifically, it was Alson’s “Coming Out”, a perfect choice to be showcased during Pride Fest.

The story concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her “in the closet” gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.

Erica Peladeau cast as Alison in Korda Artistic Productions presentation of Fun Home

Erica Peladeau, cast as Medium Alison, in Korda Artistic Productions’ presentation of Fun Home, sings Changing My Major during the Windsor Essex Pride Festival at Lanspeary Park in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

David Burrows directs this thrilling musical for its Windsor Premiere.

Performances take place at Kordazone Theatre on August 31, September 1, 6, 7, 8. 9, 14, 15, & 16, 2018.

For more information please visit the Eyes On Windsor Event Listing For Fun Home.