Saw a couple of plays, both excellent.
Fun Home. Compared to what I remembered of the book (which I also thought was excellent), the play seemed to be more about her family and less about Bechdel herself. But that worked for me. Bechdel’s story won’t be shared by everybody, but we all have families. The play really engaged me emotionally. I’ll say one thing, though. The music was fine but it didn’t live up to the hype. It was ok, it did the job in the context of the play, but it wasn’t memorable. It seemed more like cut-rate Sondheim. Actually, what hearing this music really did, is it made me want to see a Sondheim play from beginning to end. Next time there’s a well-reviewed revival of one, I’ll go see it.
Domesticated. This one was just hilarious. Now I want to see everything else Bruce Norris has written. I guess I could just read the scripts but maybe that’s not the same.