Marlene (shesingsnow) wrote,

Book of Mormon

Went to see the Book of Mormon last night. Ended up staying for the whole show, although beforehand I thought I might leave because I was so tired. I'm going in to work for 10am. Glad I made the decision to go in later, because the drive home last night was brutal and there was no way I would have been able to drive to work on four hours of sleep.

The show was really quite something. I had no idea. I have to say - it is very clear that a hell of a lot of work went into that show. I was dubious about show at intermission, although there had been some good songs. But the 2nd half really tied it all together. Really quite something.

There was such hard work and artistry going on last night -- I had no idea that there was going to be such physical comedy going on. So glad I went to see it. I don't have the heart of a cynic, so perhaps I missed things, but in the end what I experienced was that this was a love letter to the Mormon church. However, the message of this love letter was very modern "idea not dogma" (see Chris Rock in the movie Dogma). I also didn't expect that a large part of this story would be about the growth of these kids into men. I really appreciated that the Ugandan villagers were not reduced to stereotypes - this was so amazing to me.

I think any Mormon that has a deep insecurity about their religion will not be able to tolerate this. My therapist - no way. She would not be able to tolerate it at all, not be able to see it for what it was.

I spent about a half hour winding down watching Book of Mormon before I went to bed.


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