Love On the Other Side of Death: A Magical Story of Grief, Loss & Joy – A BFF Binge Fringe Festival of FREE Theatre Event
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It’s the 8th Annual BFF Binge Fringe Festival of FREE Theatre, Oct 15 – Nov 19, the only FREE Fringe Festival in the nation, offering 38 in-person plays, workshops and family-oriented events thanks to 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 and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Playhouse PALS. The BFF celebrates the range and depth of the human condition and the idea that theatre arts experiences are vital, transformative, and must be available for all.
Love On the Other Side of Death: A Magical Story of Grief, Loss & Joy 7:00 PM, The Other Space, 16+
Mary Guillermin’s late husband, film director John Guillermin, saw death as the final end. Mary traces the story of his post-death change of attitude and how she truly feels a two-way love on the other side of death, exploring the dying process and the question of life after death gleaned from being present at the deaths of her mother and husband. She shares insights into how her mother’s buried grief and depression impacted Mary’s own life-long struggle with depression. Her show includes a strange tale of intense grief, frozen for millennia – a past life story that suddenly intruded into Mary’s present-day life and brought her a searing grief and transformational joy she had not previously felt in this incarnation. Come hear Mary’s narration, woven in with her poetry and art, of how these experiences changed her life. Written & performed by Mary Guillermin. Directed & developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. Includes post-show Q&A and reception with the artist.
Live-streaming through November 19.