A unique, funny, and heart-shattering musical that won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This Wisconsin premiere features Tony Award winner
Karen Olivo. Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name.
The story concerns Bechdel's discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding
his life. It is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist. It is told in a series of non-linear vignettes connected by narration
provided by the adult Alison character.
Graphic novelist Alison Bechdel's father was a volatile and brilliant man whose secrets defined her family and her life. Bruce taught high school
English, ran the family's funeral home business, and was obsessed with restoring their old house. When he dies unexpectedly, Alison digs deeply into
her childhood memories to try and understand how his choices may have influenced her own. This unique, funny and heart-shattering new musical zig-zags
across Alison's past and present as she tries to make sense of her parents' lives, her own sexuality, and how she maps the terrain of her adult world.
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