Play: Confessions of a Mormon Boy

Some words come to mind when I read about Steven Fales, former LDS turned gay playwright/activist.

  • Audacity
  • Braggadocio
  • Brass
  • Hutzpah
  • Conceitedness
  • Contemptuousness
  • Disgusting
  • Hubris
  • Money
  • Ostentation
  • Pomposity
  • Perversion
  • Pride
  • Sad
  • Self-importance
  • Sick
  • Smugness
  • Superciliousness
  • Vanity

Words that did not come to mind are:

  • Christian
  • Faithful
  • Humility
  • Jesus Christ
  • Modesty
  • Morality
  • Obedience
  • Virtue
  • Repentance

And a word or two about judging as no doubt some will consider the above too “judgmental.”

Moroni 7: 15 For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark night.

16 For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.

Mormon Boy Reveals All, Opening Off-Broadway Feb. 5

By Kenneth Jones
February 5, 2006

Confessions of a Mormon Boy, the solo play about the painful journey of a young gay Mormon, opens Feb. 5 in its Off-Broadway commercial bow, following previews from Jan. 27 and engagements around the country. Written by and featuring Brigham Young University alumnus Steven Fales, with direction by Tony Award winner Jack Hofsiss (The Elephant Man), the play tells Fales’ autobiographical story — about his “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.'”

Posted on February 6, 2006, in Mormonism/LDS Church. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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