When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Nov. 17, 1 & 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Nov. 20, 1 & 6:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 27, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 26 2016
Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir Fun Home tackles growing up in rural Pennsylvania as the daughter of a closeted funeral home director. Bechdel's recursive narration and meticulous sense of detail allow the reader to see familiar events in new ways as the narrator ages and gains perspective on things that confused her when younger. Translating that shifting sense of time and awareness to the stage is no easy task, but Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's musical adaptation of the book was very well-received — to the tune of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Fun Home is performed Tuesday through Sunday (November 15 to 27) at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com). There is no show on Thursday, November 24. Tickets are $20 to $90.