book & lyrics by Lisa Kron
music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
directed by Bennett Cognato & Rob Bassett
musical director Sarah Fay
Dec. 1-16, 2023
free senior preview Thurs., Nov. 30 at 8PM
The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. As Alison reflects on her past, she struggles to make sense of it, particularly her relationship with her father, Bruce, a closeted gay man and the owner of the family business -- the Bechdel Funeral Home (“fun” home, as it’s known to young Alison and her brothers, John and Christian). As she watches her father’s self-loathing consume him, Alison recognizes her own experience of discovering, and ultimately embracing, her identity. As Fun Home progresses, Alison is drawn deeper and deeper into her memories, finally entering into them, desperate (but unable) to reverse her father’s self-destruction. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape, our identity.
Shows are Dec. 1–16 on Fri & Sat @ 8pm, with a Sunday matinee on Dec. 3rd @ 2pm
There will be a free preview for area senior citizens on Thursday, November 30 at 8pm
Tickets are $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors
Fun Home is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
Brookfield Theatre's 2023 Season is made possible with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Arts;
Support has also been provided to Brookield Theatre from CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature;
Along with the generous donations of our many supporters and subscribers.