Full Length Musical
Adaptations (Literature), Biography
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century, 1970s
Settings Of Play - The Bechdel family's home, the Bechdel's family-owned funeral home, and Oberlin College.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language
Adolescence, Aging, Childhood, Death, Feminism, LGBT issues, Love, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family, Women's Issues
Adult, Senior, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, Pulitzer, From Broadway, From Off-Broadway
WINNER! Best Musical - 2015 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Best Score (Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron) - 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! The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives 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
"The best musical of the season." - New York Magazine
"Few shows are as moving, relatable, and funny." - Associated Press
"The Best Broadway Musical in years, with the finest score in a decade." - Huffington Post
"Exquisite. An emotional powerhouse." - Chicago Tribune
"FIVE STARS. Fun Home has enormous intelligence and sensitivity. It's not your ordinary Broadway musical, because it is extraordinary." - Time Out New York
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Fun Home received its world premiere at The Public Theater in New York City in October of 2012, under the direction of Sam Gold.