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Page to Stage Book Club

March 2022 - Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

2022-03-24 18:30:00 2022-03-24 19:30:00 America/New_York Page to Stage Book Club Northeast Neighborhood Library - Meeting Room 2 - Mezzanine (5-25 Person Capacity)

Thursday, March 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-03-24 18:30:00 2022-03-24 19:30:00 America/New_York Page to Stage Book Club Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! This month's selection is "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel. Northeast Neighborhood Library - Meeting Room 2 - Mezzanine (5-25 Person Capacity)

Northeast Neighborhood Library

Meeting Room 2 - Mezzanine (5-25 Person Capacity)

Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! This month's selection is "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel.

The Page to Stage Musical reads and discusses the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching our understanding of both!

We typically meet the fourth Thursday of the month at the Northeast Neighborhood Library at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room. This month we will meet virtually due to the ongoing health emergency. Please click "Register" or email Jeff at jeffrey.gluckman@dc.gov for link to virtual meeting room.  

To see past and upcoming Page to Stage Book Club selections and more about the book club, check here

This month, we are reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic  by Alison Bechdel, an autobiographical graphic novel about the author's early family life running their family funeral home business, relationship with her father, and their sexualities that they could barely discuss with each other. It is a both humorous and wrenching window into Bechdel's process of making sense of her family history.  

Alison Bechdel is a famed lesbian graphic novelist and cartoonist, widely known for her long lasting comic strip, "Dykes to Watch Out For." A widely used measure of representation of women in fiction and film in the particular, the "Bechdel Test," is named after her, as an early iteration of the test was discussed by characters in her comic in 1985. 

Fun Home was adapted into a musical of the same name Off-Broadway in 2013 and brought to Broadway in 2015, with music by Jeanine Tesori and Book/Lyrics by Lisa Kron. It is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist to win a Tony Award for Best Musical. It also won for Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.  

Copies of Fun Home will be available at the Northeast Library, or you can place a hold yourself from the catalog

 

Use your library card to access supplemental materials:

  • Listen to the original Broadway cast recording of "Fun Home"
  • Watch "The Paper Mirror" on Kanopy, a short documentary chronicling Bechdel's writing process of the follow up to Fun HomeAre You My Mother.
  • Read other works by Alison Bechdel. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Women's History Month | Book Club |

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