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[Perspectives] Home truths

Fun Home is a real treat, and one that holds great sadness within it. One friend was so moved by this groundbreaking musical that she got a tattoo to mark the experience. This production at the Young Vic in London, UK, is based on Fun Home (2006), an autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, which ran from 1983 to 2008. It covers her childhood, her coming out as a lesbian, and her father’s death by likely suicide not long after.