Invisible Thread, The Un-Book of Mormon: Review, Pics, Videos

Invisible Thread superficially recalls The Book of Mormon, both musicals telling the story of a couple of Americans in Uganda trying to do good works. But the new musical does not mock the efforts of the Americans nor satirize the misery of the Ugandans. Earnest and energetic, tuneful and often joyful, Invisible Thread also tries, like its protagonists, to make a difference. The musical, which has opened in Second Stage’s Off-Broadway theatre, explores themes of prejudice based on sexual orientation and race; and, at its most intriguing, the nature and practice of charity.

It is the charitable aspects of Invisible Thread that make it unlike any other theatrical experience in New York. Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, two young theatre artists and life partners, wrote the musical based on their actual experiences creating a charity in 2005.

Full review in Howlround

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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