Confessions of a Mormon Boy

Solo Theatre (comedy) • Running Time: 90 mins
Written & performed by Steven Fales | Directed by Jack Hofsiss | Presented by NF2 Productions
Not appropriate for children. No swearing or nudity but adult themes including drugs and prostitution.

The Off-Broadway hit comes to Cape Town! In this story of extremes from perfect Utah Mormon Boy to perfect New York Rent Boy, internationally acclaimed storyteller Steven Fales will take you places you didn't know you wanted to go! Told with humour, song, and The Book of Mormon. Ahead of its time for its edgy “unflinching honesty” (Salt Lake Tribune), Confessions of a Mormon Boy is the inspiring true story of how one troubled young dad first learned to wake up and grow up—and then kept learning. Oxy-Mormon storyteller Steven Fales discovers an imperfect middle ground in this reclamation saga about what it means to finally come home—if only in your heart.

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 after failed conversion therapy, excommunication, sex work, and drugs “will leave you breathless.” (San Diego Union-Tribune) "An uncommonly powerful, gripping, and very moving piece of theatre. It’s unusually well-written and shaped. Staying away would be a mistake." (Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune)

The international one-man sensation Confessions of a Mormon Boy is currently on a tour culminating with a return to New York where it first premiered Off-Broadway over twelve years ago — and has not been performed there since. Based on original direction by Tony Award Winner Jack Hofsiss (The Elephant Man) and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee and controversial LDS outcast/activist Steven Fales, Confessions of a Mormon Boy is the cornerstone of Fales's 'Mormon Boy Experience' and Part One of his Mormon Boy Trilogy. Because the story and journey continue...

“As moving as it is funny.” — Howard Kissel, New York Daily News

“What a rare and skillful thing is Steven Fales’ engrossing, funny, and often quite harrowing tale." — Kevin Nance, Chicago Sun-Times

“The story couldn’t be more timely.” — Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

“Feels like a sacred gift.” — Louise Kennedy, Boston Globe

"Compelling confessional theatre." — Jason Zinoman, New York Times

"5-Stars! There’s something here that every gay man can relate to. And, my, how the boy entertains.” — Gay Times Magazine (UK)

"Epic." — Washington Post

Biography:

From Los Angeles to London, Houston to Halifax, SoHo to Salt Lake, South Africa, and Sydney, actor/writer/producer Steven Fales has been performing his award-winning solo work for over a decade at venues ranging from church sanctuaries to comedy clubs; fringe festivals to old historic movie houses; coffee shops to cabaret rooms; gay resorts to regional theatres; concert halls to the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center. Whether doing standup at Caroline’s On Broadway, cabaret at Joe’s Pub, or solo plays at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, Charing Cross Theatre in the West End, an old Freemason Lodge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, or Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse, Steven has been honing his craft wherever he can—often receiving and being nominated for awards like the Overall Excellence Award for Solo Show at the New York International Fringe Festival or the Oscar Wilde Award for Outstanding New Writing for the Theatre at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and others.

Before specializing in solo performance, Steven worked extensively as an actor in classical plays and musicals in regional theatres including the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Co., Stages St. Louis, Sundance Summer Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, among others, and in commercials, film, and television. His first union job (AEA) was playing Hap in Death of a Salesman at New Harmony Theatre with Gil Rodgers and Jacqueline Brooks. He worked closely with Broadway director/producer Louis Burke at the short-lived Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theatre (formerly the American Shakespeare Theatre) where he performed with Elaine Stritch, Len Cariou, Douglas Sills, and others. 

His first book, Confessions of a Mormon Boy: Behind the Scenes of the Off Broadway Hit, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. He is currently expanding his Mormon Boy Trilogy into a book called Oxy-Mormon Memoirs. In addition to his solo work, he has several plays and musicals in various stages of development.




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