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Book & Lyrics by LISA KRON
Music by JEANINE TESORI
Directed by BENNETT GLENN COGNATO & ROB BASSETT
Musical Director SARAH FAY
The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. As Alison reflects on her past, she struggles to make sense of it, particularly her relationship with her father, Bruce, a closeted gay man and the owner of the family business -- the Bechdel Funeral Home (“fun” home, as it’s known to young Alison and her brothers, John and Christian). As she watches her father’s self-loathing consume him, Alison recognizes her own experience of discovering, and ultimately embracing, her identity. As Fun Home progresses, Alison is drawn deeper and deeper into her memories, finally entering into them, desperate (but unable) to reverse her father’s self-destruction. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape, our identity.
"Fun Home" is intended as adult entertainment and may not be suitable for young audiences.
Shows are Dec. 1–16 on Fri & Sat @ 8pm, with a Sunday matinee on Dec. 3rd @ 2pm
There will be a free preview for area senior citizens on Thursday, November 30 at 8pm
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors
Fun Home is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.