Fun Home


Fun Home

OpusOne / ITA / Koen van Dijk


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Fun Home
OpusOne / ITA / Koen van Dijk

Fun Home, based on the book by Alison Bechdel, can only be seen in our theater for two weeks this summer. The musical was nominated for twelve Tony Awards (2015) and won in five categories, including Best Musical. In the play we see Alison in three periods in her life. She shares her memories of her unique dysfunctional family. The main role is for Renée van Wegberg and Koen van Dijk is the director.

Grote Zaal
Duration: 100 min
€10 - €37,50

English surtitles (on all dates except 24, 25 & 26 july)

The story of Fun Home

Fun Home is an autobiographical Off-Broadway musical, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. The story is about Alison who is struggling with the complex relationship with her deceased father. It is set in contemporary Pennsylvania with flashbacks to the recent past. Alison has always had a difficult relationship with her father, but that relationship deteriorates when she discovers that she is a lesbian. She encounters many forms of misunderstanding, especially with him. Alison slowly discovers why he reacts like this.

The role of Alison is played by Renée van Wegberg, known for playing Liesbeth List in Liesbeth List, the musical. The direction is by Koen van Dijk (The Color Purple, The Bridges of Madison County, Kiss of the Spider Woman).


Fun Home and Small Town Boy are both part of the cultural program of Pride Amsterdam. ITA - in collaboration with Toneelgroep Oostpool, Opus One and Amsterdam Pride - plans a series of follow-up discussions in which the audience of the two performances come together. In the thematic follow-up discussions different guests will be present; people from the shows and special guests from the Amsterdam LGBTQ community.

We invite the public and other interested parties to the ITA salon, which is adjacent to our brasserie. "Anchorwoman" Valentijn de Hingh will host the conversations. In a friendly café setting and whilst enjoying a drink, the audience becomes not only listener but also participant in the conversation.

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