Fun Home at Playhouse on the Square

To borrow a line of inquiry from the postmodern author John Barth, "For whom is the Fun Home fun?" Not for its unhappy residents, certainly. Not for lovers. Except for those few, golden, giggly moments when everything's perfect.

There are moments of humor in Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic memoir Fun Home, an intimate, wise account of growing up gay in a troubled family. They are fleeting, however, and laced with pathos. Her biographical accounts tested the limits of comic book...

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