Watching Your Life on Stage: A Fun Home Coda

Play Therapy by Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel created the important and inspiring Fun Home as a look back at her father’s life and secrets. The graphic novel is now a Broadway musical (which would be amazing to see), described as featuring “Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family — her mother, brothers, and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father — that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience is performed entirely in the round… [it’s] about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes”.

To mark the occurrence, Bechdel drew a one-page comic about going to the show and the mixed emotions evoked.

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