Review On Fun Home

Fun Home tackles with devastating contrast the social realities facing gay Americans across generations. And while it’s by no means a complete reflection of the gay experience, the work’s personal, biographical truths reveal with brutal honesty how such social change can quite literally mean the taking of life or the giving of it. (The fun or the funeral.) In experiencing such a work, we allow queer voices to be heard from either side of fate reminding us of the power society wields in shaping our own destinies. So step inside. While it certainly doesn’t live up to the large-scale national tour that swept through the Ahmanson three years ago, even with its cracks, this lil’ Home’s worth a night’s visit.

Marc Wheeler is an arts reviewer with a varied background in theater, dance, music, theme park haunts, film, and television. His writing has been featured in Stage and Cinema and Gia On The Move. Marc studied media in Oxford, England, where he also worked for the Oxford Playhouse. He received his B.A. in Communications from Waldorf College in Forest City, IA.