Mormon Boy's Fales to Star in Missionary Position at Celebration Theatre

News   Mormon Boy's Fales to Star in Missionary Position at Celebration Theatre Celebration Theatre will present the world premiere of Missionary Position, a new show penned and performed by Steven Fales, the star and creator of Confessions of a Mormon Boy.

Performances will begin Jan. 9, 2009, at the Hollywood venue and will continue through Feb. 8.

Fales' new solo play, according to press notes, is based on "his journals and adventures as a Mormon missionary in Portugal. . . . The play celebrates the altruism necessary to complete traditional rites of passage as it searingly castigates the opression and corruption within the institutions it inspires."

In a statement Fales said, "The timing of this play and what has just happened in California with Prop 8 is fortuitous. However, this play is not about Prop 8. It does however, illuminate the Mormon mind-set that makes the Mormon Machine run on all cylinders. From Missionary Position, one can see how extraordinary it is that blind obedience to a prophet in Utah can make thousands of young men and women volunteer two years of their lives to serve as full-time, volunteer missionaries, and can also make Mormon families around the world donate millions from their already heavily tithed incomes to win their political and so-called moral agendas. Also, you will not see the Mormon Church picketing against the gay agenda. They are above that. They use dignity and class to politically exterminate their enemies. They use their greatest weapons: their money, their votes, their smiles. That is the Mormon way."

Missionary Position is the second part in the Mormon Boy Trilogy, which also includes Confessions of a Mormon Boy and Who's Your Daddy?

Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Celebration Theatre is located at 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, CA. For tickets, priced $25, call (323) 957-1884.