IT'S THE BROADWAY PLAY!!!
Written by "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, along with Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, "The Book of Mormon" is the tale of two young Church of Latter Day Saints missionaries sent to a Ugandan village, for two years, where they learn that the residents are more focused on finding salvation from serious daily life struggles and issues than they are on finding eternal salvation for the soul.
Known for their controversial views on religion played out in the animated "South Park" series, Stone and Parker did not hold back the punches here with "The Book of Mormon". If you've seen the "South Park" TV show, you may be familiar with episodes poking fun at anything religious ranging from Scientology and Mormonism to the Catholic Church and Evangelicalism. It even has Jesus and Satan as recurring characters. And in one episode, it even pits them in a public boxing match against one another. Although the series does poke fun at the organized religions, perhaps exposing them as in reality being disorganized in nature, there is no doubt that it does focus on serious issues of religion/spirituality and at times places them in a meaningful light.
I will confess that I have not seen the broadway play. I guess I'm not that fortunate. I have seen some things about it on television news though. And I have read a few things on it. But if it rises to the level of South-Parkian philosophy, no wonder it is a smash hit. Yes, I think I just coined that word -- "South-Parkian". Feel free to use it.
Hey, Matt and Trey, how about sending 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, who just happens to be a devout Mormon, an open invitation. And throw in one for President Obama, just for good measure.
Does God have a sense of humor? I think so. Look at us. And like the Holy Bible says, laughter works good like a medicine. A medicine apparantly needed in this day and time.
---This has been an unauthorized Topix review by anonymous california.
Okay, you can start throwing the rotten tomatoes now. LOL!!!
"LA Weekly" did a Sep. 15 2012 article on the broadway play in their Theater section. You can read "The Book of Mormon Review: Yes, It Has Cursing, But It Also Has Heart" by Rebecca Haithcoat at the following link.