A Southern Fairytale
Created by Ty Autry
“Based on true events, A Southern Fairytale artfully illuminates the challenges facing a young, gay Christian growing up in the Deep South. As we accompany the protagonist through multiple journeys into and out of the closet, the audience emotionally connects with the very real impacts of conversion therapy, excommunication, and a father who believes that a demon has possessed his son.
As family and friends impose extreme measures to reshape Alex Belmont to fit their ideal, the young man is left isolated and alone. Will he ever thrive – or even just simply survive – if he chooses to live as he was born? Is happiness possible when the only faith you have ever known, not to mention everyone you love, demands that you are wrong and living a life of sin?
“Even though this play is based on real experiences in my life as a queer man, I believe that anyone, of any gender and orientation, and from any country, can see a part of themselves in this story,” says Autry. “My hope is that this one-man show will be a catalyst for conversations globally about healing and forgiveness.””
Genre: Solo, Theater, LGBTQA Content (lesbian, gay, bixesual, trans*, queer, asexual)
Rating: Ages 13 + Parents strongly cautioned: Some material may not be suitable for children under 13
Warnings or Special Notifications: Adult Language
Running Time: 60 mins