Fun Home

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Fun Home
Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus

Fun Home, the new musical and winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score, is coming to the Ahmanson from February 22 through April 1, 2017. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, this incredibly nostalgic musical follows the life of Alison Bechdel as she seeks to answer the mysteries surrounding her life. The story follows her at three different stages, from childhood to adulthood, until she finally sees her parents from the perspective of an adult. Adam Feldman of Time Out New York calls it a “... Broadway musical of enormous intelligence and sensitivity...” Fun Home is a groundbreaking musical for being the first to have a lesbian protagonist and a show that you don't want to miss.

 

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On Wednesday night, I visited the Ahmanson Theatre for the very first time – it’s a very beautiful theatre located in downtown among the other artistic venues. I went to see Fun Home, which was a spectacular performance lead by an amazingly talented cast – kudos to all involved. I had no prior knowledge of the play, so it was a delightful surprise. There were moments of levity among the serious nature of the narrative. The main character, Alison, recounts her youth, adolescence and adulthood whilst discovering who she really is. Fun Home is engaging, relevant and raw: all the things a true work of art aspires to deliver. I won’t regale you with details of the play – as I don’t want to spoil the Fun – but I do suggest that you head out and see for yourself what all the buzz is about. It’s definitely an experience that you don’t want to miss out on.