The Book of Mormon tickets are a Broadway Beast. I’ve been keeping an eye on this thing for awhile now and it looks like The Book of Mormon is going to be hanging around the theater circuit for awhile. One of the weirdest things about this is that the writers of the play are the same guys that came out with South Park, a totally wacky cartoon that has been spwed on from most pulpits in the country and denounced by the uptight right wingers since it’s debut.
But it’s hard to stop a train like this and that’s because most people aren’t all that uptight. Everyone like a good laugh and everyone also like a good snicker at the mores of society. Don’t discount the fact that most of us feel like the Mormons are a little bit different, a group that separates itself from our mainstream society and so, well, we can laugh at them without too much guilt. But The Book of Mormon, while it uses the Mormon missionary structure as background, is more about two goofy young kids who don’t have a clue than about Mormons.
A pair of innocent and somewhat dumb young missionaries head out to Uganda where they find things are a little more intense than they expected. Working in Africa, where people are dying every day from starvation and disease, is a little different than heading out to your local neighborhood and knocking on doors. Anyway, The Book of Mormon tickets will be around awhile but don’t take any chances. When your friends are talking about this beast of a Broadway show, you’ll want to be able to keep up.Eric Drouant