'Fun Home,' A Memoir By Alison Bechdel, Now Playing At Gammage
Author and generally creative person Alison Bechdel is known for impacting culture in deep ways. One is through the so-called Bechdel Test. At its core, the test measures whether — in a work of fiction — two female characters talk to each other about something other than a man.
She also wrote a critically-acclaimed graphic memoir called "Fun Home."
It focused on Bechdel’s childhood, including living with a gay father who the family believes committed suicide, and her coming-out experience.
"Fun Home" has been turned into a musical, and it’s being performed through this weekend at Gammage in Tempe. Its star is former Miss America Kate Shindle, who’s with me.