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The Book of Mormon, by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone

220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI   (view map)

The huzzahs for The Book of Mormon are unanimous. The ads loudly proclaim Jon Stewart’s quote: “SO GOOD IT MAKES ME ANGRY.” Some guy from the New York Times deemed it “THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY.“ The show has garnered virtually every major Best Musical honor. But if you’re like us, you have no idea what happens in the show, which was spawned by South Park guys Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Robert Lopez (he was co-creator of Avenue Q, and wrote some songs for Frozen). So let’s get enlightened together! L.A. Biz explains: “The plot of the show revolves around two Mormons on their mission to convert a village of Ugandans to the church, which proves to be a challenge considering the villagers would prefer help with facing down a warlord and curing their AIDS. While the plot overtly references Mormonism, it clearly takes shots at all religion.” The Capital Times (straight outta Madison, WI) notes that the musical “is full of foul language, off-color jokes, and a fair amount of blasphemy.” Huzzah! OK, we’ll be answering the doorbell that is part of The Book of Mormon poster imagery! The national tour will perform 16 shows at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St, through May 11 | $35-$93 | 401.421.ARTS | ppacri.org

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