"My father and I grew up in the same small Pennsylvania town and he was gay and I was gay and he killed himself and I became a lesbian cartoonist." Fun Home is Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's musical adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. The title refers to the family business, the Bechdel Funeral Home, andcharts Alison's quest to come to terms with her father's life and death by painstakingly reconstructing their shared but unspoken bond.
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Alison Bechdel book
Directed by Sam Gold
This fast paced noir-ish/screwball comedy/revenge fantasy culminates in a big musical number (natch!) lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori entitled “Can You Hear Us Now”.