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 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this 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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