Confessions Of A Mormon Boy at SoHo Playhouse
MB Productions presents Confessions Of A Mormon Boy: written and performed by Steven Fales and directed by Tony Award winner Jack Hofsiss, opening at the SoHo Playhouse on the 5 Feb 2006, following previews from the 27 Jan. The show is currently booking to the 23 Mar 2006.
Confessions Of A Mormon Boy: A true story told with humor, song and the Book of Mormon -- concerns a young gay man's journey through excommunication from the Mormon church, divorce, male prostitution and drug abuse, as he struggles to reclaim himself, his children and his 'Donny Osmond' smile.
A sixth-generation Mormon from Utah, Steven Fales could have been the poster child for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church): Eagle Scout, international missionary, BYU graduate, married in the Salt Lake Temple, and father of a beautiful boy and girl. Confessions Of A Mormon Boy recounts the story of Mr. Fales' failed attempt to overcome his "same-sex attraction" through "reparative therapy," which resulted in his divorce and excommunication from the Mormon Church.
After his perfect Mormon world fell apart, Mr. Fales moved to New York City where he quickly descended into the gay underworld of escorting and drugs. The play tells how he maneuvered through those dark passages of his life."
Among the many aspects of Mr. Fale's story concerns his marriage to Emily Pearson. Emily is the daughter of the celebrated Mormon poet Carol Lynn Pearson, whose autobiography, "Good-bye, I Love You" (Random House, 1986), poignantly recounts her relationship with her gay ex-husband who died of AIDS in her home.
Confessions Of A Mormon Boy was a hit at the 2004 NY International Fringe Festival - for which the play received a coveted Overall Excellence Award. The show has had engagments in San Diego (twice!). San Francisco, Chicago, Salt Lake City (thrice!), Miami and at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre.
The production has set and lighting design by Tim Saternow and costumes by Ellis Tillman.
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