Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Few musicals over the past decade have had as personal and emotional an impact as Fun Home, an intimate adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s memoir about her childhood in her family’s funeral home. As Alison becomes more aware of her own identity, she develops a deeper understanding of the struggles her father faced as a man incapable of being truly himself. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Fun Home recreates the art of musical theatre as something that can capture the pain, awe, and joy of the living rooms where we grew up.
Content Advisory: Recommended for Ages 15+
Fun Home captures a full range of humanity in its brisk, moving 90 minutes. It includes verbal abuse, depictions of homophobia, suicide, and allusions to sexual contact between an adult and teenagers. For full information on the plot and content, you may read this article.
Fun Home premiered at The Public Theater in New York City on October 22, 2013, under the direction of Sam Gold. The show premiered on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre on April 19, 2015. Directed by Gold, the Broadway production featured Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs.