Sep 10 - 26, 2021
Friday/Saturday 7:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday 2 pm
Reserved Seating TCP Playhouse
While the show image may imply a comedy or a children’s tale, it is not.
Themes: Truth, love, strength, courage; the strength and courage to live your truth.
This show features language, sexuality, death, and LGBTQ+ Experience themes
Recommended for ages 13 and up
Winner Best Musical 2015 Tony® Awards, Winner Best Score 2015 Tony® Awards, Winner Best Book of a Musical (Lisa Kron) 2015 Tony® Awards, Winner Best Musical - New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award. Finalist Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
In 2006, lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel published Fun Home, a graphic memoir tracing her relationship to her closeted gay father, who committed suicide shortly after Bechdel, herself, came out as a lesbian to her parents. The book was both a critical and commercial success, spent two weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and garnered numerous award nominations, including the National Book Critics Circle Award. When her father died unexpectedly, Alison dove 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. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
"A rare beauty, extraordinary and heart-gripping." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Directed by Larry Nielsen
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals, www.concordtheatricals.com