Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the 2006 graphic novel "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel
Julie Jordan Gunn, music director
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Adapted from Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic novel and the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Contains adult content.
Due to pandemic-related staffing shortages, Stage 5 Bar will be closed in the afternoon on Saturday, November 6.
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- Susan & Michael Haney
- Jaclyn Loewenstein, Class Act
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