“REDEEMher,” a Binge Free Festival selection opens at Santa Monica Playhouse on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Written and performed by Tatum Langton, the production is directed and developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, and produced by Soaring Solo Studios.
Following a successful run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, “REDEEMher” comes to the Binge Free Festival at Santa Monica Playhouse on the Festival’s closing night. This event will be performed live at the Playhouse. However, a streaming link is available upon request. Covid safety protocols in effect on performance date will be observed. Masks are required. The show runs 65 minutes. Be aware the play features adult themes and is suggested for audiences age 18 to Adult.
Admission is FREE. Reservations required. Call (310) 394-9779 ext. 1, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If reserving by phone, state the name of the show, the number of seats you will need, your full name, and your contact number.There is a municipal parking structure across the street.
“REDEEMher” is subtitled How I Screwed Up My Perfect Mormon Life. Tatum Langton is a young woman who, while still a student at Utah Valley University, becomes the virgin bride of her sweetheart, entering an eternal marriage in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormon Church). Her big dream is to move to London with her husband, where she will study acting and he will study directing. But years begin to slip by, and London remains as far away from Utah as ever. With the pressures of marriage, money and the community of which they are both a part, the couple finds themselves in discord. Dejected, Tatum becomes vulnerable to the overtures of another man. Adultery, as the Mormon Church sees it, is a Sin next to murder, and after just one night of illicit sex, Tatum finds herself plunged into a deep well of guilt, sorrow and remorse. She has sinned and, like the fictional Hester Prynne, feels a scarlet A emblazoned upon her chest. Has she ruined her life? Can she save her marriage? Will her husband forgive her? Will God forgive her? Can she forgive herself? To whom can she turn in the hour of her greatest emotional and spiritual need? Her friends? Her family? Her church? To God?
Where: Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:30pm