You can’t have a pinch of prude in you to enjoy The Book of Mormon. In addition to fusillades of f-bombs, creative team Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone (of South Park and Avenue Q fame) send up everything from female genital mutilation to AIDS and closeted homosexuality. And oh yes, organized religion—and not just the one headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
Closes March 9, 2014
12 North Eutaw Street
2 hours, 40 minutes with 1 intermission
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Cunningham is so successful that the whole village gets baptized—Nabulungi is the first, seen in the sweetly sexy “my first time” love duet “Baptize Me” that owes much to “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid. This attracts the attention of the mission president (Ron Bohmer) and the people put on a show about the story of the founding of the Mormon faith for the dignitaries—a la “The Cabin of Uncle Tom” sequence from The King and I—only a zillion times raunchier, depicting Joseph Smith having biblical knowledge with a frog and the Mormon women happily creating big families with Mormon men possessing the phallic attributes of Secretariat.
Tim Smith . Baltimore Sun