Actor/playwright Steven Fales has announced that he will perform his acclaimed trio of plays, The Mormon Boy Trilogy, in repertory for the first time ever at the Richmond Triangle Players in Virginia. The Mormon Boy Trilogy comprises Confessions of a Mormon Boy, Missionary Position, and Prodigal Dad, all three of which address issues of spiritual abuse and violence in religious arenas. The Richmond production will run from January 16-February 9, before its anticipated off-Broadway run in the fall of 2014.
Confessions of a Mormon Boy received a successful off-Broadway production in 2006, directed by Tony winner Jack Hofsiss (The Elephant Man). The play examines Mormon culture and family life from Fales' point of view as a sixth-generation Mormon who fell into a dangerous lifestyle after being excommunicated from the Mormon church. Missionary Position functions as a prequel while Prodigal Dad serves as a sequel.
"I feel like I'm still on a mission and my life has been on hold until this trilogy is finished," Fales said in a statement. "Doing three shows in repertory is a daunting task, but I feel I've been training for this my whole life." Managing director of RTP Philip Crosby commented, "We are thrilled about the entire trilogy going to New York. The messages of the plays are so powerful and deserve to be widely seen. I can't speak more highly of Steven as an artist and as a person."