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Bay Area Atheists/Agnostics/Humanists/Freethinkers/Skeptics Message Board › More fun with Mormons: Broadway Musical from creators of "South Park"

More fun with Mormons: Broadway Musical from creators of "South Park"

Miltown H.
Pittsburg, CA
Post #: 11
One good thing about satire is that it can get people laughing and thinking at the same time!­

"There's a respected position on satire that holds if it doesn't offend someone, it's not worth the effort spent perpetrating it. In their lengthening collaboration, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have advanced that theory to a tease and a taunt. And bless their iconoclastic hearts for it! In The Book of Mormon, their hilarious first Broadway musical now enlivening a so-so season in the Eugene O'Neill, they poke fun at an entire religion, a bold act that may offend thousands, if not more. It could even be said they're going after Christianity as a whole with the appearance of a slang-spouting Jesus in a lustrous blond wig.

"The production -- directed and choreographed with concomitantly amusing disrespect by Casey Nicholaw -- is hardly a surprise attack by the nose-thumbing partners. They've covered similar ground with their long-running Comedy Central series, and just as there have been complaints about those weekly comical affronts, walk-outs can be expected here by ticket buyers who don't know what they're letting themselves in for but maybe should."
user 9892369
San Ramon, CA
Post #: 224
Also fun:

“Dinner with Jesus” [Family Guy]­
”It’s Jesus Christ! [Family Guy]­
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