Little Happy Secrets
An interesting revolution has been going on in Utah County for the past few years called The New Play Project. It’s a collective of Mormon playwrights who, according to their website, gives “emerging Latter-day Saint writers a place to produce their work while maintaining their standards and values.”
So far, it has produced some excellent work, including James Goldberg’s Prodigal Son, which won the AML award for drama this year.
Their most recent effort is Melissa Leilani Larson’s play Little Happy Secrets, which “combines honesty and humor to present a very real and timely story about same-sex attraction from a distinctly LDS perspective.” It has received some glowing reviews.
The New Play Project was generous enough to record an audio version of the play for those who couldn’t make the actual performances, and Melissa has give the Red Brick Store permission to link to it.
So click here to listen to Mormon theatrical history in the making. Little Happy Secrets can also be found as a free podcast on iTunes. But, by all means, donate to the New Play Project so that the plays can keep rolling in.
Little Happy Secrets by Melissa Leilani Larson (c) 2009
Audio play directed by James Goldberg