‘Mormon Land’ — Play explores a big question: What if the LDS Church brought back polygamy?

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) One of the sealing rooms in the Jordan River Temple, where couples can be married, or "sealed," for eternity.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressly forbids polygamy and has done so for more than a century. But plural marriage remains a part of its theology, enshrined in its scripture and practiced, at least through so-called sealings, in its temples.

Add to that the renewed chatter about legalizing polygamy in the U.S. and the question becomes: What if the church reinstituted plural marriage?

Melissa Leilani Larson, who wrote the screenplays for the movies “Jane and Emma” and “Freetown,” explored that notion in her play “Pilot Program.” She discusses that play, her views about polygamy and its place in the Utah-based faith’s past, present and future in this week’s “Mormon Land.”

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