Following a successful run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, “REDEEMher – How I Screwed Up My Perfect Mormon Life” heads to the Binge Free Festival at Santa Monica Playhouse on the Festival’s closing night, Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30pm.
An autobiographical story of a modern Mormon wife who tries to redeem her eternal marriage from a sin next to murder. This 60-minute, one-woman show explores the question: is the sin with a capital “A” redeemable? Experience the heartfelt journey as one woman battles between saving her marriage and saving her soul.
“The lovely and talented Tatum Langton is a relatable and excellent storyteller drawing audiences in with her sincerity, humor and hope for a successful life against shocking adversity.” -Harrison Held for Discover Hollywood Magazine
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 moveto London with her husband, where she will study acting and he will study directing. But years begin to slip by, and Londonremains 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 canshe turn in the hour of her greatest emotional and spiritual need? Her friends? Her family? Her church? To God?
This is the last night of BFF 2021 ENCORE – join them for a post-show reception in their lovely outdoor patio.
Covid safety protocols in effect on the days of performances will be observed.
About Tatum Langton
Tatum Langton is the writer-performer. A graduate of Utah Valley University, she has appeared on TV and film in showssuch as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “General Hospital,” and “American Crime Story: Impeachment.” She frequently puts her comedic skills to use in a variety of sketch and commercial projects produced in Southern California and her homestate of Utah.
Jessica Lynn Johnson
Jessica Lynn Johnson directs. Acclaimed both as a solo performer and as a director of solo artists, she is the founder of the company Soaring Solo Studios and a recipient of the Best National Solo Artist Award. Her directing credits include“Unemployed Finally,” “The Mermaid Who Learned How to Fly,” “365 Days of Crazy,” “Triangles Are My Favorite Shape,” “Bully-mia,” “Not My Show,” “Answers Outta The Blue,” “Dear Yoko,” and more.
About Binge Free Festival
The BFF aka The BINGE Fringe Festival of Free Theatre – the fifth annual Santa Monica Fringe Festival – features artists, companies and performances by Santa Monica- and Los Angeles-based artists.
Productions and workshops from the festival touch on a diverse range of subjects from political to personal, love to loss, sensuality to spiritual, hierarchy to hope.
All bets are off, limits on boundaries and form wide open, with shows that range in style from classic comedy to poignant drama, from Shakespearian to one-woman-show, from slam poetry to stand-up comedy and improv, from parody to fairytale – something for everyone – and all events are free to the public.
The BFF also includes an overflowing toy-box of family-friendly events and productions, to bring all generations together on and off the stage. Inclusive theatre arts workshops for youth and adults are also on offer throughout the festival.
The BFF aims to celebrate the range and depth of the human condition and the idea that theatre arts experiences are vital, transformative, and must be available for all. On that note, all tickets and admissions to every single BFF event are free to the public.
Binge Free Festival 2021 is presented through generous grants from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and Playhouse PALS.
If you feel safer watching the show from the comfort of your own home, here’s the Youtube link for the free live stream.
About Santa Monica Playhouse
Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 61 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Sixth Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full month of free performances, workshops, readings, music and poetry in Santa Monica’s ONLY fringe festival.
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