During the Thursday dress rehearsal of Fun Home, cast members weaved together time and space as they simultaneously portrayed three different stages in the life of lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel (yes, of Bechdel Test fame). The show brings to the stage the graphic novel-style memoir of the gay icon as she sifts through her memories of coming to terms with her own sexuality as well as that of her father. While the plot may follow the life story of a queer woman, universal themes of familial relationships, finding one’s home and discovering yourself are all explored.
“It’s wonderful to have a queer narrative onstage,” said Communication senior Beth Koehler, stage manager of the show. “But even if you aren’t queer, you will still see yourself on this stage.”
Fun Home premiered this weekend in the Ethel M. Barber Theater and continues through Nov. 24. Shows run at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The show is directed by Roger Ellis.