Oct 10, 2015

CULT MODEL to Play Laurie Beechman Theatre, October 15-23, 2015

Broadway World
October 5, 2015

Steven Fales stars in the New York City premiere of his new one-man comedic show CULT MODEL on October 15-16 and 22-23 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42n Street). Fales, the creator of the international off-Broadway hit and LA Times Critics' Choice "Confessions of a Mormon Boy" presents the new solo comedy CULT MODEL exploring our society's harrowing cult susceptibility and his own obsessive cult disorder. You'll be surprised by what he considers a cult! With hilarious parables and parodies Fales takes on each of the many cults he's let run his life as he takes each layer of clothing off--or will he? Showtime is 7:00 PM; tickets are $22 and are available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com or by phone at 212-352-3101. There is a $20 food/beverage minimum at each performance.

This world-premiere of CULT MODEL began as a stand-up show Fales called CULT! written during a ten-week run of "Confessions of a Mormon Boy" at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami in 2003. Later that summer he performed it as a presentation at the 2003 Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City (the Mormon International Fringe Festival) and was performed as a benefit for the Utah AIDS Foundation at Wise Guys Comedy Club before being shelved. Fales found the hostility against him so great that he was afraid that he would be kept from seeing his children as the non-custodial parent if he continued to perform it. At the time, his ex-wife was raising the children very Latter-day Saint. He also had a few more cults to try before letting them all go. Now that the children are grown, the gloves are coming off. He's fighting for all of us to kick our cult habits and learn to think and act for ourselves.

Fales quips, "There's not a cult I haven't tried . . . or wanted to. Today I'm cult free. I feel pretty naked. But that might not be such a bad thing. Still, I'm looking for a new cult. Are you it?"

Steven Fales is an award-winning veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two New York International Fringe Festivals (Overall Excellence Award), the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (Oscar Wilde Award Nomination), Atlantic Fringe Festival (Overall Fringe Hit Award), Acts of Faith Festival and countless others. His solo plays in "Mormon Boy Trilogy" include "Confessions of a Mormon Boy", "Missionary Position" and "Prodigal Dad". His cabaret acts include "Mormon American Princess" and "Mormon American Cowboy". He has performed his work from Lincoln Center to Joe's Pub; from Halifax to Houston; from London to Los Angeles. He received an Outer Critics' Circle Award Nomination for the off-Broadway run of "Confessions of a Mormon Boy" at the SoHo Playhouse. Fales holds an MFA in acting from the University of Connecticut. Fales was an LDS missionary to Portugal and is an Eagle Scout. He holds extensive credits in film, television and theatre.


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