Steven Fales was born in Provo, Utah, as a sixth-generation Mormon, in the Mormon capital of the world — and formally excommunicated from the LDS Church, for “the practice of homosexuality.”
His story, which he turned into the one-man play “Confessions of a Mormon Boy,” will stage as a bonus production directed by Scott Schwartz at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, from July 17 to 22.
In this true story of extremes — from perfect model Mormon in Utah to perfect rent boy in Manhattan — outcast and insider’s insider Steven Fales ultimately finds a middle ground and learns what it means to finally come home. After conversion therapy, excommunication, divorce, prostitution and drugs, an exiled sixth-generation Latter Gay Saint reclaims his kids and Donny Osmond smile.
“This extraordinary, life-affirming journey to hell and back is told with humor, song and The Book of Mormon,” according to a press release. “Now Part One in ‘Mormon Boy Trilogy,’ and updated since its original highly successful 2006 Off Broadway run at the SoHo Playhouse, Bay Street Theater’s production of Confessions of a Mormon Boy will feature a compelling, never-before-seen rendition of the script.”
Performances will be held on Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m.; Thursday, July 19, at 5 p.m.; Friday, July 20, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 21, at 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. The summer run will be followed by free readings of the two other plays in “Mormon Boy Trilogy,” titled “Mission Statement” and “Prodigal Dad.” For more information, call (631) 725-9500 or visit baystreet.org.