. With passages both poignant and humorous, Bechdel’s book was made into a musical that went on to win five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Musical. Theatre Under the Stars brings that production (book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori) to Houston, starring former Miss America Kate Shindle as the adult Alison (who we also see as a young girl and a college student). Shindle says, “The show to me is about the fictionalized character version of Alison looking back at her life in the process of trying to write a book about her life and having to deal with her memories and experiences in a way that she didn’t expect to.”
7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Continuing 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday May 28. Through May 28. For information, call 713-558-8887 or visit tuts.com
. $46.50 to $125.
In 2006, Alison Bechdel, a lesbian cartoonist and author, wrote an autobiography in graphic-novel form about coming to terms with herself and her overbearing father, a closeted gay man in a small town in the 1970s when people weren’t so willing to declare their sexual orientation. Her father, Bruce, is an English teacher and operates the family business, a funeral home — which Alison and her brothers call