An award-winning autobiographical play about a Utah man’s struggles to reconcile his faith and his religion will open off London’s West end on July 28.
Written by and starring Provo-born actor Steven Fales, Confessions of a Mormon Boy follows Fales through his Mormon upbringing, marriage, divorce and excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his years as a New York City call boy and his eventual struggle to overcome drug addiction and reunite with his children.
“I wrote the play so that my children would some day be able to understand their gay father,” Fales said. “I kept thinking that if I were to die, there wasn’t anyone I could fully trust to tell my kids who their ‘wicked’ gay dad really was and how much I loved them.”
Fales initially wrote the play as a stand-up comedy routine. After its premiere in Salt Lake City, Confessions of a Mormon Boy has toured across the country.
Tony Award-winning director Jack Hofsiss will direct the London premiere, which will run from July 28 to Aug. 30 at the New End Theatre.
For more information visit newendtheatre.co.uk.