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CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY opens March 1, 2015?

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Steven Fales? International Solo Hit

?CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY?

Returns to Los Angeles at the Zephyr Theatre

Sundays at 7pm March 1 thru April 26

?The best of the solo genre.??LA Times, Critic?s Choice

?GO!??LA Weekly

?The stuff of great theatre.??Associated Press

February? 18, 2015 ?? (West Hollywood, CA) — The Possibility Foundation and MB Productions presents the Los Angeles return of Steven Fales? award-winning, off-Broadway one-man sensation ?Confessions of a Mormon Boy? playing every Sunday at 7pm from March 1 thru April 26, 2015 at the Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., LA, CA 90036.

“I’m excited about this run in L.A.?because it leads up?to the ten-year anniversary revival of “Confessions of a Mormon Boy” off-Broadway in 2016.? Said Steven Fales ?That is?also the year my new book “Oxy-Mormon Memoirs” comes out?and the documentary film “Mormon Boy”. It’s all very exciting. Now that my kids in Utah are raised, I have the time and energy to take things to the next level.”

?Confessions of a Mormon Boy? has played off Broadway, across the country and internationally including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London?s West End. This critically acclaimed solo play is Fales? hilarious, harrowing and inspiring true story of extremes from perfect Mormon boy to perfect rent boy and how he found a middle ground reclaiming his kids and ?Donny Osmond? smile. Based on original direction by Tony Award Winner Jack Hofsiss (?The Elephant Man?).

Tickets are $30 at http://mormonboy.brownpapertickets.com or 1 (800) 838-3006 x 1. Discounts available for students, seniors, military and groups of six or more. Wheelchair accessible.

Official website: www.mormonboyonline.com

?Confessions of a Mormon Boy? had a previous extended run at the Coast Playhouse in 2007 and is now Part One in ?Mormon Boy Trilogy? which also includes his critically acclaimed ?Missionary Position? and ?Prodigal Dad?.

Steven Fales (playwright/performer) received an Outer Critic?s Circle Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance and was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for the off-Broadway run of his solo play ?Confessions of a Mormon Boy? at the SoHo Playhouse. Prior to that he received an ?Overall Excellence Award? as a breakout hit at the New York International Fringe Festival and has received numerous awards since. He has extensive regional credits including Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Co, Sundance Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Stage St. Louis, Coconut Grove Playhouse, among others. He has acted in film, television, and commercials. He is the founder of the group Solo Performance Alliance on Facebook. He is the father of a son and daughter. www.facebook.com/fales.steven, twitter @mormonboy, Instagram @mormonboylive

The Possibility Foundation provides education and resources to help victims of human trafficking and assist sex workers desiring to transition out of the sex trade. 10% of the net profits (defined after theatre rental of $550/show) goes toward establishing this foundation, web site and hotline. www.facebook.com/possibilities4u.

Show:? Confession of a Mormon Boy

When: Sundays — March 1-? April 26??

Where: Zephyr Theater

Address:7456 Melrose Ave,? Los Angeles, CA

Cost: $30

Tickets: http://mormonboy.brownpapertickets.com

PRAISE for ?Confession of a Mormon Boy?

??As moving as it is funny.??NY Daily News

?Compelling. Fales knows how to sell it.??NY Times

?Rare. Epic.??Washington Post

?Uncommonly powerful.??Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

?The story couldn?t be more timely.??SF Chronicle

?Wrenchingly honest, hilariously jubilant, utterly clear-eyed.??LA Times

?Breathtaking.??SD Union-Tribune

?Brokeback Mormon.??Variety

?Feels like a sacred gift.??Boston Globe

?Four Stars.??Whatsonstage.com/London

?Five Stars.??Gay Times Magazine/London

?A landmark play.??Philadelphia Gay News

?A fine writer and actor.??Chicago Sun-Times

?A story we can all relate to.??Salt Lake Tribune

?Steven Fales is easily among the best, if not the best, solo performers in the business.??David Clarke, BroadwayWorld.com

Celebrity Praise for the Play:

Judith Light: ?Steven?s one-man show is a combination of an incredibly emotional and heart-wrenching story, a powerfully written and nuanced script, and a knock-it-out-of-the-ballpark performance. Confronting the ?demons? within, and seemingly around him, and ending up such an inspiring example of true self-respect and authenticity left me deeply touched and equally inspired.? ? Judith Light, Two-time Tony Award-winning Actress and Activist

Leslie Jordan: “?Mormon Boy? has the most theatrical moment I have ever seen on stage. It made me gasp! Being a gay recovering Southern Baptist, Steven Fales?s tale of his journey to self-acceptance made me want to jump up in the theatre and holler “Amen”! I have seen ?Mormon Boy? several times and have brought friends who were considering doing one-person shows to show them an example of how multilayered a solo piece like his can be. Mr. Fales is a master at his craft. His work is timely and of utmost importance in these days of religious-based intolerance.” ? Leslie Jordan, My Walk Down the Pink Carpet, Emmy-winner for Will & Grace

Bruce Vilanch: It was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful — the best gay coming-of-age, grappling-with-being piece I’ve seen since Dan Butler’s, and you know there have been a thousand of them ever since his. It’s really good. This needs to be filmed.” ?Bruce Vilanch, Comedy Legend

John Duran: “Steven Fales has captured the essence of the gay soul. The show had to be extended at the Coast Theatre in West Hollywood and was used as a fundraising vehicle for charity for Equality California. Mormon Boy made me wince with emotional pain of my own coming out, and then laugh joyously at the absurdity of the anxiety I felt.? ?John Duran, Mayor of West Hollywood

Lucie Arnaz: “When one can be so moved as to laugh till your jaw hurts, wince with a sorry recognition at the pain distorted religion can inflict, cheer with unashamed abandon at an enviable and inspiring bravery so rarely expressed in the face of certain banishment and ridicule, you know you have had a thrilling and emotionally fulfilling theatrical experience. Bravo, Steven Fales and his ?Mormon Boy?!” ? Lucie Arnaz, Actress/Activist

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