Directed by Tony winner Jack Hofsiss, Mormon Boy will play a limited engagement at the Los Angeles venue through Feb. 18. The official opening night is scheduled for Jan. 12.
Confessions of a Mormon Boy played Off-Broadway's Soho Playhouse in spring 2006. The production, according to press notes, "is Steven Fales' compelling and inspiring true story about how a young gay man went from being a model Mormon Boy in a model Mormon family in Utah to a high priced call boy in New York City. His captivating tale takes audiences through his excommunication from the Mormon church, divorce, male prostitution and drug abuse, as he struggles to reclaim himself, his children and his 'Donny Osmond smile.'"
At the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, Fales' play received an Overall Excellence Award. It has since played engagements around the country.
The design team for Mormon Boy includes Tim Saternow (set design), Steven Cohen (lighting design), Robert Kaplowitz (sound design) and Ellis Tillman (costume design).
Steven Fales trained at the Boston Conservatory before completing his two-year mission for the Mormon Church in Portugal, and going on to a BFA and MFA in acting and musical theatre. Director Jack Hofsiss won the 1979 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for The Elephant Man. His other Broadway directing credits include a 1995 revival of The Shadow Box, and the play Total Abandon.
The Coast Playhouse is located at 8325 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Tickets, priced $30 (previews) and $35 (post opening), are available by calling (800) 595-4849 or by visiting www.tix.com.