What I should say is this: Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante stands out as one of the best performers in a show full of only strong actors. Kron — author of the well-remembered Well — draws her in a refreshingly direct style, telling us up front that "my dad and I both 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.
Alison, newly reconciled to her past, remembers and draws a moment of perfect balance: Medium Alison calls home to demand a better response from her parents and is astonished when her mother reveals that her father has had sexual relationships with men and boys.
The reason that people read the book and buy it for everybody they know is that it is about the primal desire of a child to make physical contact with her father. Just before he realizes it. In a phone call with her father and a journal entry, Medium Alison expresses her anxiety about starting college "Not Too Bad".
He was distant, and as such, she craved for his attention, affection, and approval.
That, for me, is everything. Medium Alison, Joan and Bruce have an unexpectedly pleasant evening around the piano. When you did first put Fun Home in front of an audience, what did you learn? Alison remembers a time when Bruce took her and her brothers to New York City and stayed in a borrowed Greenwich Village apartment.
Writing in SlateJune Thomas called the play "the first mainstream musical about a young lesbian". Eric Kunze deftly played Bruce with restraint, mystery, and a charm that makes his duplicity believable and his tragedy all the more affecting.
In the case of Fun Home, though, the several strands form together into a powerful cord with an air of inevitability. This is a common feeling. Medium Alison is brought to life by the sensational Sara Farb. Bruce tells the family that a visitor from the local historical society is coming to see their ornate Victorian home that he has restored, and his wife Helen prepares the house to Bruce's demanding aesthetic standard "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue".
Small Alison has a homework assignment to draw a map of places her family has lived, but Bruce aggressively takes over, drawing it the way he thinks it should look. It took an incredibly long time to discern its structure. It was just—you know, I had a role model.Book writer-lyricist Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori, who won Tonys for “Fun Home,” examine Bechdel’s childhood in the s and her college coming out through the grown artist.
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Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir of the same name.
The story concerns Bechdel's discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. But Fun Home isn’t really about cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s homosexuality or that of her charming but tormented father Bruce.
Adapted by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron from Bechdel’s graphic memoir, it’s about a daughter’s longing to connect with a charismatic parent she adored but never fully understood. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will present “Fun Home,” with book by Lisa Kron and score by Jeanine Tesori, July at the seat Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm.
The minute musical is based on the book of the same title by Bechdel, the renowned gay cartoonist who lives in Bolton. Oct 24, · Perhaps the most poignant moment in Alison's determined but unsatisfied grappling with her father-daughter relationship occurs when--Bruce having walked in .Download