Confessions of a Mormon Boy

Confessions of a Mormon Boy Steven FalesThe international one-man sensation, Confessions of a Mormon Boy, comes to Redfern’s Giant Dwarf as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival in February, before heading to Chapel off Chapel in Melbourne in March 2019.

Based on original direction by legendary Tony Award-winner Jack Hofsiss (The Elephant Man) and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee and controversial Latter Day Saint (LDS) outcast Steven Fales, this critically acclaimed 90-minute solo play has educated and entertained audiences across the US and around the world.

Ahead of its time for its “unflinching honesty” (Salt Lake Tribune), Confessions of a Mormon Boy is the inspiring true story about how one troubled young dad first learned to wake up and grow up – and kept learning.

An emotional rollercoaster of extremes – from perfect Mormon boy in Utah to perfect rent boy in Manhattan – “Oxy-Mormon” storyteller Steven Fales discovers an imperfect middle ground in this reclamation saga about what it means to finally come home.

Told with humor, song, and The Book of Mormon – this life-affirming, transformational tale about how a sixth generation Latter Gay Saint attempts to reclaim his two kids and Donny Osmond Smile.

Defying respectability politics, the adult themes in Confessions of a Mormon Boy include spiritual abuse/religious violence in the form of excommunication; Reparative “Conversion” Therapy and the Ex-Gay Movement; HIV / AIDS; and mixed-orientation marriages.

Then there’s the drug abuse/ “chemsex” /crystal methamphetamine; prostitution / sex work / human trafficking; recovery / spirituality; family and legacy; divorce; child custody/support; family law; parenthood and parental alienation; non-traditional families; father / son themes, cult detox, and much more pertaining to Mormon Americana… and musical theatre!

“What a rare and skillful thing is Steven Fales’ engrossing, funny, and often quite harrowing tale.” – Chicago Sun-Times


Confessions of a Mormon Boy
Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern (Sydney)
Season: 22 February – 1 March 2019
Information and Bookings: www.giantdwarf.com.au

Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 6 – 8 March 2019
Information and Bookings: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern (Sydney)
Performance: Saturday 9 March 2019
Information and Bookings: www.giantdwarf.com.au

Image: Steven Fales stars in Confessions of a Mormon Boy (supplied)

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