January 17, 2013
Why Mormons Cozy Up to South Parkers
Berit Anderson, Crosscut
This is not a "Book of Mormon" review. “Book of Mormon” needs a review about as much as Bill Gates needs you to lend him bus fare. The Seattle run of the show, which features the original Broadway cast, has been sold out for months with ticket resale prices edging toward $250 apiece.
The high-energy musical follows Mormon golden boy Elder Price and his rotund and endearing (despite the compulsive lying problem) sidekick Elder Cunningham, as they embark on their first mission to . . . Uganda. As you might expect, the pair is ill-prepared for a world that features warlords, AIDS, blasphemy and scrotum maggots.
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