Steven Fales, pictured, will bring Confessions of a Mormon Boy to the Alexander Bar, in Strand Street, until Saturday July 20, after its run at the Main Programme of the National Arts Festival. Written and performed by Fales, it is the true story of his journey from being a devoted, sixth-generation Mormon and father of two to coming out as gay and being excommunicated from his church. Riding an emotional roller coaster of extremes – from perfect Mormon boy in Utah to perfect rent boy in Manhattan – Fales discovers what it means to finally come home, if only in your heart. The production, which was first performed in 2001, has since been seen across the USA, Australia, Scandinavia, Europe and now South Africa.
“I am thrilled to be visiting South Africa for the first time and performing this story of hope and acceptance, told with heart, song and humour,” says Fales. Confessions of a Mormon Boy will be performed at 8pm with no Sunday performance. Tickets cost R140 or R120 online. Bookings can be made at https://alexanderbar.co.za/show/Mormon_Boy