Escondido, CA – (February, 2020) Patio Playhouse Community Theater has partnered with The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Patio Playhouse’s Fun Home has been extended through February 16 due to popular demand!
Come see the Tony-award winning musical, rarely performed in San Diego, that audiences are calling “a must see!”
Alex Wehrung of The Coast News writes:
“Fun Home uses what it has to tremendous effect: the cast slips comfortably
into their roles; the music is comedic, emotional and story-driving…Patio’s
Fun Home does the Tony award-winning musical justice.”
Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents Fun Home, the critically-acclaimed musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel memoir by Alison Bechdel.
Photos Matt FitzGerald
The New York Times called it “a beautiful heartbreaker of a musical,” and its many accolades include the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, the historic first Tony Award for an all-female writing team (Kron and Tesori) for Best Score, and finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Inspired by Bechdel’s youth, the show is narrated by grown Alison, whose story parallels her own sexual awakening with the closeted double life of her brilliant and enigmatic father. Moving between past and present with the aid of her younger selves, Small Alison and Medium Alison, our narrator relives her childhood in the Bechdel Funeral Home with her parents and brothers, her own coming-out journey, and the mystery and tragedy of her father’s life. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Note: Fun Home has some adult language and themes.
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel