The musical details the events leading to Bechdel’s coming out to her parents and her trying to find out where she belongs in the world.
At the theater, the audience is seated around the stage in a U, which creates a feeling of not just watching the angst, but being in the middle of it.
The furniture on the set is minimal and the mood is set by changing colors on the stylized house at the back of the set.
The play is directed by Leena Devlin, Artist Director of Steel River Playhouse, who also created the space where this coming-of-age story is enacted. The memoir has been adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori.
The young actors playing Bechdel and her brothers are convincing in their roles, laughing and singing through their father’s overly enthusiastic ideas, and ride the waves of his quick temper and impatience.
The play will run through Feb. 16.
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