Missionary Position (Review)

Missionary Position (Review)
Missionary Position (Review)
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THE PLAY: Steven Fales expands his autobiographical trilogy with an extended look at his Mormon mission to Portugal. He details his fears and preparation, highlights of his expedition, glimpses into secret religious rituals and his thematic struggle with his burgeoning gayness…all with sassy humor (consider the wry irony of the title).

 

THE PRODUCTION: This feels less flashy than “Confessions” and more like a memoir, but Fales continues to command the stage with his easy appeal and comic delivery. He’s having more fun this time and his assured enthusiasm and energetic delivery keep the show enjoyable. It could use a 10-minute trim in the middle, but it’s more intimately compelling than the original. The visual element combines a trunk of personal memorabilia with sometimes dramatic lighting to maintain focus on the story. Even with a few opening nite rough spots, the actor/playwright’s undeniable skill is impressive and captivating.

 

THE POINT: Fales expands his personal journey with assured skill and captivating personality.

 

NOTE: This is 2nd play in the Mormon Boy Trilogy.

Here’s a link to my review of Confessions of a Mormon Boy.

Here’s a link to my review of Prodigal Dad.

 

Triangle Players website.

 

LISTEN TO MY REVIEW (as aired on WRIR)

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