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Fun Home

Fun Home at The Wilbury Group

The Wilbury Group’s season ends much as it began: a young woman in a car, enduring a life-changingly awkward interaction with an older male relative. Like How I Learned To Drive, Fun Home is a memory play, told non-chronologically. Based on Alison Bechdel’s 2006 memoir, the musical features three Alisons, representing the cartoonist at three stages of her life. The three parts are pretty evenly divided, with tween Alison (Paige Barlow) required to do as much heavy lifting as her college and middle-aged counterparts (Shannon Hartman and Rachael Warren). Luckily, all three actresses are excellent in this musical tragedy. We learn very early in the play that Alison’s funeral home director dad (Jason Loete) will commit suicide, and then we watch as father and daughter slowly try to figure one another out while Alison’s mother (a very good Jennifer Mischley) looks on, aghast. In the audience, I noticed several people weeping at the finale.


June 09 2019


Date: June 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $38
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The Wilbury Group

40 Sonoma Court
Providence, RI 02909 United States

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