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Is the 'Book of Mormon' musical accurate satire?

June 13, 2011
source: Deseret News

Earlier this year, Scott Rudin, a producer for "The Book of Mormon Musical," told NPR about a conversation he had with a man who attended a preview showing of the production, which on Sunday night won nine Tony awards, including best musical. "I left the Mormon Church after my mission (in Africa)," said the man, who had brought his children to the show. "(I) married a Jewish woman and now I live in Montclair, New Jersey. My kids know nothing about my upbringing. They have learned more from this (musical) than they have from all their lives with me."

Rudin's anecdote echoes a common refrain that the show's producers have repeated since before it opened, that "The Book of Mormon," while obviously satirical, offers an accurate depiction of Latter-day Saint doctrines and culture. Indeed, the musical's high-profile creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have claimed in multiple media interviews to have "done their homework" when it comes to LDS teachings.

While theater experts and media pundits have praised the musical, others have pointed out the play is not only profane and inaccurate, but actually an attack on faith more broadly.

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toppy said...

01:26 PM
on Jun 15, 2011

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I didnot see the Musical.Just read it on your LDS News can you believe we are liveing in a time like this.Where are these producers comeing from? WHAT A SHAME WE ARE HAVEING SO MUCH OF THIS IN THE U.S.A K.M. MONTANA
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