Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins guest host Rob Sivak with another of her weekly reviews of the region's stage offerings. Today she spotlights the Tony-award winning musical, Fun Home, now getting a new production at Baltimore's Center Stage.Adapted from the best-selling graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, with music composed by Jeanine Tesori with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, Fun Home introduces us to the Bechdel family through the eyes of daughter Alison—played at ages 9, 19, and then 43, by Molly Lyons, Laura Darrell and Andrea Prestinario, respectively. We experience Alison's shifting memories of her brothers, mother, and her complex and difficult father, played out amidst the family funeral home, and we relive Alison’s emotionally wrenching coming out. The musical got its world premiere in New York City in 2013, made it to Broadway by 2015 where it won the the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical for the composer of Caroline, or Change and the writer of 2.5 Minute Ride, Fun Home is directed at center Stage by Hana S. Sharif.Fun Home continues at Baltimore Center Stage through Sunday, February 24.
Rousuck's Review: ----Fun Home---- at Baltimore Center Stage
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