Steven Fales is blond, built and gay. He was also raised Mormon, a religion that doesn’t accept homosexuality. His award-winning Confessions of a Mormon Boy is a one-man show written by and starring the goodlooking and very hunky Fales, who tells the story of his long, often painful liberation from the repressive doctrine of his upbringing. No stone is left unturned as he talks about everything from his attempts at reparative therapy — where he was told by one kooky therapist that masturbation causes homosexuality — to his troubled marriage to his years as a high-priced New York City escort. Fales starts manhood wanting nothing more than to embody the perfect, devoted Mormon. But reality gets in the way when he realizes that no “therapy” is going to change him into a happy straight man. The show is full of one-liners such as, “I’m a gay Mormon, which I think makes me an oxy-Mormon.” 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Theatre LaB, 1706 Alamo. For information, call 713-868-7516 or visit www.theaterlabhouston.com. $25 to $50.
Feb. 8-12, 2012