Sunday, October 22 at 2:00pm to 3:40pm
Portland Center Stage at the Armory 128 N.W. 11th Ave., Portland, OR
"Praising its originality and emotional honesty, the Los Angeles Times called this Tony-winning show by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron show (based on a graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel) “one of the best new musicals of our era.” A lesbian cartoonist plumbs the memories of family life with a closeted gay father and the mysteries of his eventual suicide. Despite its darker undertones, the Washington Post judged it “a joyful reckoning with painful things.” - Oregon Arts Watch
Based on Alison Bechdel’s witty and wistful illustrated autobiography of the same name, the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home ushers us inside Alison’s head — at three different ages — as she struggles to process the chain of childhood events that made her the adult she is today. Growing up in a funeral home as the closeted lesbian daughter of a father with secrets of his own was complicated. But by looking back on her family life, and remembering all the loving, silly and even shameful moments, she learns to see her parents — and herself — for who they really are.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical of 2015.