Venue Details

Onyx Theatre
953 E. Sahara Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89104
702-732-7225
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5.0 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from B.K.
77 events 32 reviews

Nitty-gritty. Steven Fales really bares his soul in this autobiographical show. Lots of thought provoking material.

reviewed Apr 22 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Shawnn Morris Slaughter
25 events 10 reviews

Steven Fales is wonderful with his range of thought provoking experiences from funny to sad and wildly provocative.

reviewed Apr 25 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from howardg44
12 events 1 review

this one man show was excellent. Steve Fale is the actor and writer of this biographical piece about a gay mormon and all of his inner conflicts. I have never seen the Onyx Theater so crowded. It is good to know that Las Vegas has theater goers...continued

reviewed Apr 25 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“As moving as it is funny.”_ New York Daily News_
“An uncommonly powerful, gripping and very moving piece of theatre.” Chicago Tribune
“Feels like a sacred gift.” Boston Globe
“An exceptional achievement to rank with the best of the solo genre.” Los Angeles Times

Description

Written and Performed by Steven Fales

Directed by Tony Award-Winner Jack Hofsiss (The Elephant Man)

Confessions of a Mormon Boy is Steven Fales’ compelling, humorous and inspiring true story about how he went from being a Mormon boy in Utah to a high-priced call boy in New York City. His provocative tale takes audiences through his excommunication from the Mormon church, his marriage, having children, his divorce, his prostitution and drug abuse and, ultimately, his struggles to reclaim himself and his children.

Fales wrote the one-man play to help end spiritual violence against gays and lesbians in churches, synagogues and mosques.

Confessions of a Mormon Boy, which has toured extensively across the country, received the 2008 Oscar Wilde Award Nomination for Outstanding New Writing in the Theatre at the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival, a New York Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance and an Overall Excellence Award at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival. The book by the same title (Alyson Books) was a recent finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.

Steven Fales grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from Clark High School. As a young child, he lived in Provo, Utah. A classically trained actor with an MFA in acting from the University of Connecticut, he turned to writing and stand-up comedy when his perfect Mormon world fell apart. Credits include leading roles at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and Sundance Theatre.  He has also worked in film and television. Other solo shows include Missionary Position, Who’s Your Daddy?, and Mormon American Princess.

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