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Friday, July 15, 2005 | THEATER
Oxy-mormon … That’s the word Steven Fales uses to describe himself. How else can you explain how a good Mormon boy goes from poster child for Brigham Young University to the hottest male escort in New York City?
Fales’ autobiographical one-man show, “Confessions of a Mormon Boy,” chronicles the ironies of his life as a sixth-generation Mormon trying hard to be straight. But multiple psychologists, a beautiful wife and some naked drum beating later, Fales still liked butch images of Jesus for all the wrong reasons. Divorced, excommunicated and penniless, 30-year-old Fales leaves Utah for New York, where he finds his choirboy smile serves him just as well in the penthouses of rich, horny businessmen.
Fales delivers the story on stage at the Diversionary Theatre, located at 4545 Park Blvd. in University Heights. The performance runs through Aug. 21, with shows at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays. For more information call (619) 220-0097 or visit
Love stinks? Local production company P33, Inc. debuts its original musical, “So Here’s the Thing…,” Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. Directed by Emily Cornelius, casting director for the San Diego Repertory Theater, the musical explores the crossed paths of 11 different people as they struggle in and out of love. Despite their differences, the characters all eventually learn that “with acceptance comes love and with love comes loss.”
“So Here’s the Thing…” features a cast of theatre veterans, as well as many local emerging actors and musicians. The musical runs July 16-31, with evening performances Wednesdays-Sundays and weekend matinees. A preview will be held tonight. For tickets and information, call (619) 544-1000 or visit
A different point of view. The city of San Diego Public Library will host a screening of the PBS/P.O.V. documentary, “The Brooklyn Connection,” Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 820 E St. in downtown.
The 2005 documentary focuses the camera lens on Florin Krasniqi, a Brooklyn businessman who owns a roofing company but who also led a double life as an arms smuggler during the Kosovo War. Based on material from Stacy Sullivan’s book, “Be Not Afraid, For You Have Sons in America,” “The Brooklyn Connection” shows how one man to raised $30 million and purchased weapons from throughout the United States to be shipped legally to Albania before being smuggled into Kosovo. Although the war ended in 1999, Krasniqi warns of a potential future struggle, fortified by arms that he provided overseas.
P.O.V., a cinematic term that stands for “point of view,” is public television’s annual showcase of new independent, non-fiction films. The film and post-screening discussion are free. For more information, call (619) 236-5800 or visit
Lost and found. Where do three college guys go to discover themselves? Africa, of course. Last year a trio of University of California, San Diego students hit up friends and family for funds and headed to Sudan, where they had big plans to document war and strife alongside some harmless college-boy shenanigans.
On the way, they “discovered” Northern Uganda, where an 18-year civil war has led thousands of children to be kidnapped and forced to join the rebel army. The ensuing film, “Invisible Children,” combines moving footage of refugee camps with the young men’s digressions and introspections.
A free public screening will take place Friday at 8 p.m. in the courtyard of Kung Food, 2949 Fifth Ave., in Hillcrest. For more information, visit
– CLAIRE CARASKA, Voice Staff Writer and JESSICA L. HORTON, Voice Contributing Writer
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