Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday afternoon I went to see Steven Fales' "Missionary Position" at the Celebration Theater. Best known for "Confessions of a Mormon Boy," in this show Fales tells of his adventures as a Mormon missionary in Portugal.
It's a funny, touching show -- but the production is still a little rough. It almost seems like a workshop production of a show in progress. Some of the monologues are promising but they aren't tied together very well.
But what is interesting is how movingly Fales talks about his upbringing and how the LDS Church is still so much a part of him, even though he's no longer part of the LDS Church.
And it's absolutely fascinating when he reveals some of the Mormon Temple secrets and actually dons the bizarre ceremonial clothes he wore (and all Mormons wear) at his Mormon Temple wedding.