When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her childhood playing at the family’s funeral home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Performances: July 14-Aug. 21.
Supported by Visionary Producer Jim Lewis and Executive Producer Charlie McCollum, and Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch.
City Lights’ 40th-anniversary season starts this fall! We’ve got two musicals (“Miss You Like Hell” and “Kinky Boots”), one classic story of husbands and wives (“Blithe Spirit”), a haunting Brazilian fairytale (“The River Bride”), and a smart holiday play that skewers assumptions (“The Thanksgiving Play”).
We’re also turning a one-person comedy, “Every Brilliant Thing,” into an English-American Sign Language, two-actor show. There’s so much to experience.