- Music by Jeanine Tesori
- Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
- Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
- Directed by Hana S. Sharif
A COMING-OUT MUSICAL
Welcome to the Bechdel family. But just what family is it? Through the searching eyes of daughter Alison—aged 9, 19, and then 43—we meet her ever-shifting and sometimes unreliable memories of brothers, mother, and above all her repressed father, along with recollections from the family funeral home to Alison’s coming out. Based on Bechdel’s own best-selling illustrated memoir, this poignant tale harnesses every facet of music and theater to explore and unravel the mysteries of childhood and the surprising secrets that shape a life. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, from the composer of Caroline, or Change and the writer of 2.5 Minute Ride.
Content Advisory: Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel and her real life, this musical explores some coming-of-age topics best suited for middle schoolers and up.
Approximate runtime is 90 minutes. There will be no intermission.
Warning: This show includes strobe lights.
Illustration from FUN HOME: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel. Copyright © 2006 by Alison Bechdel. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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Closed Captioning is offered each performance. We offer personalized handheld devices display the text of the play in real time. You can check out a Closed Captioning device—at no charge—at the Box Office before your performance.
This Meet the Actors is hosted by Greg and Gina of Today's 101.9. We provide a casual atmosphere to chat with the cast after the show. Ask them your questions and get some autographs!
Join us an hour before and immediately following this performance of Fun Home in the Roche Chapel (4th floor) to peruse and celebrate a selection of literary graphic novels from Atomic Books in Hampden.
Join us this Saturday after the 2pm performance for a conversation with Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, CEO and publisher of ATB Publishing. Arnold is a comics historian who spent nearly 20 years in the comic book industry as writer, editor, and book designer. He was Editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, helped to design Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, and served as its Curator for five years. He also taught a course in Comic Book Literature at UMBC for over 15 years. He’s become known as the “MCU Guru,” a world-renowned authority on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and professor of the world’s first college course specifically focused on the Marvel films, offered at the University of Baltimore. He continues to comment on the series in print, online, film, and television, and lectures on subjects like superhero mythology, the Jewish origins of iconic comics characters, and general comics history.
These performances include post-show discussions featuring Baltimore Center Stage dramaturgy and artistic staff and visiting experts. The February 7 AfterThoughts will be hosted by special guest Sara Lautman, a cartoonist, illustrator, editor, and Baltimore teacher.
Volunteer audio describers provide an objective description of the non-verbal action on stage during the 2pm matinee. Touch Tours are tactile tours that let patrons touch costume pieces, sets, and/or props used in the show as well as conversation with our Production, Artistic, and/or Dramaturgy Departments before the 2pm matinee. Touch Tours run from 12–1pm and patrons are welcome to join at any time in that window.
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Families enjoy a family day to remember, including a meal and a discussion with Baltimore Center Stage actors before the 2pm matinee show. Learn more.
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