Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
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.
We recommend this for those 14+ due to mature language and themes. Civic’s policy is to inform audiences of content, but to let parents, guardians, and teachers make decisions that they feel is most appropriate for youth and teens in their care.
Performances will be held in Civic’s newly renovated Historic 19th Street Theatre