The award-winning Broadway musical The Book of Mormon is opening at the Providence Performing Arts Center tomorrow, April 29, and will play through May 11. Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the co-creators of South Park, and starring Robert Lopez of the hit musical Avenue Q, the show is a religious satire about two young Mormon men on their mission to Uganda. The mismatched pair attempts to impart the teachings of the Book of Mormon on the Ugandan population, but the locals are more focused on an invading warlord and the spread of AIDS.
The play racked up nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and kept up the momentum this month with four wins at the Olivier Awards in London. Jon Stuart of The Daily Show said that the Book of Mormon is “So good it makes me angry.” What more incentive do you need?