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Krannert Center Events: November 2021: Fun Home

Fun Home

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the 2006 graphic novel "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel
Sarah Wigley, stage director
Julie Jordan Gunn, music director

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Adapted from Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic novel and the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Contains adult content.

Due to pandemic-related staffing shortages, Stage 5 Bar will be closed in the afternoon on Saturday, November 13.

Tyron Festival Theater

Thursday, November 4th: 7:30pm

Friday, November 5th: 7:30pm

Saturday, November 6th: 2:00pm 

Saturday, November 6th: 7:30pm

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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