“Fun Home” Ain’t Fun

It’s dangerous.

Unpopular opinion: Fun Home, the off-Broadway Tony award-winning hit based on the graphic novel by MacArthur genius grant recipient Alison Bechdel, commits harmful erasures.

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This is a belated posting, but my review of Fun Home explores the ways silence and ignorance reify oppressive social structures.

*TW sexual violence, pedophilia

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Sex & The Second City

I recently saw Sex and The Second City at the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage.  Though I was familiar with The Second City through their famous alumni, I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of a production–a mix of improv and traditional theater, Sex and The Second City was supposed to veer slightly from The Second City’s usual brand of improvised comedy, sticking to a semblance of plot and supporting a structure, no matter how wobbly.

Ultimately, I was less enthused by the writing than I was with the performances, which were hilarious in some key moments, though most often falling short of a real “LOL.”

Read my full review for EDGE Atlanta here.