Sure enough, the production is bawdy, sexually explicit and irreverent. Many believers — especially older viewers or those easily offended — would see it as a blasphemous assault on scriptures, much like the pair’s animated TV series. But the satire and tone were not as hostile as many Mormons feared (though this was a preview and parts could change before the March 24 opening).
“I was expecting to be offended,” said Anne Christensen, a 22-year-old LDS New Yorker, “but was pleasantly surprised by how incredibly sweet it was.”
Her mother, Janet Christensen, added: “It’s not G-rated, but they treated us with affection. And they did their homework.”
The play is a story about faith and doubt, with actions and themes that will be familiar to most Utahns, no matter their religious tradition.
I’m looking forward to it.