Fales Brings Mormon Boy to Charing Cross After FringeDate: 10 August 2011
Steven Fales' one-man play Confessions of a Mormon Boy, a true story of how he went from being "the perfect Mormon boy in Utah to a high-priced call boy in New York City", via excommunication, divorce, prostitution and crystal meth addiction, will transfer to London's Charing Cross Theatre following its Edinburgh Fringe run.
The production will open at the Charing Cross Theatre on 7 September (previews from 5 September) where it will play a limited run to 24 September 2011.
The transfer - which comes hot on the heels of news that cabaret trio Fascinating Aida will transfer their Cheap Flights tour to the theatre for Christmas - is directed by Jack Hofsiss whose credits include the 1979 Tony Award-winning production of The Elephant Man.
Confessions of a Mormon Boy has played across the USA, including an extended Off-Broadway run at the Soho Playhouse in the spring of 2006.
Prior to its New York incarnation, Confessions of a Mormon Boy started as a stand-up comedy routine. The full play first premiered in 2001 in Salt Lake City, going on to win an Overall Excellence Award at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival.
Internationally, Fales has taken the show to the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival and can currently be seen at the Edinburgh Fringe's Hill Street Theatre until 29 August 2011.
The play forms the first part of Steven Fales’ The Mormon Boy Trilogy which also includes works Missionary Position and Who’s Your Daddy?.