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To keep everyone safe and secure until protocols relax a bit more, Santa Monica Playhouse presents BFF ENCORE the Audience Faves version of the BFF Binge Fringe Festival of FREE Theatre, the only FREE Fringe Festival in the nation. We’re looking forward to entertaining you in-person AND online for this November’s BFF 2021, and excited to present BFF ENCORE live-streaming June 27 through July 18, 2021.
What’s live-streaming today? GERONIMO: Life on the Reservation, the critically acclaimed and seldom told story of Geronimo’s life as a POW on the Fort Sill Indian Reservation. Starring veteran performer Rudy Ramos (Yellowstone), helmed by respected actor/director Steve Railsback (The X-Files), and written by award-winning novelist Janelle Meraz Hooper (As Brown As I Want: The Indianhead Diaries), GERONIMO unveils the resiliency, humor, and genius of the great Apache leader, bringing Geronimo’s final years to life on the stage in a dramatic recounting of a fascinating, largely forgotten chapter in American history. Selected as one of the ten “Best of the Best” at the Whitefire 2020 Solo Festival and one of LA Times’ 19 Cultural events to see.
“The white men will never tell the whole story. They control everything that is said about us in the newspapers and books. Even the maps favor the whites. They are dotted with each place we fought the white soldiers. Look closely. You will see: if the soldiers won, it was a battle. If we won, it was a massacre.”
BFF ENCORE and BFF 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 and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and Playhouse PALS, bringing you a host of free events online as BFF artists present a series of shows that will have audiences of all ages raving with laughter and tears.
BFF ENCORE events also include Marilyn Anderson’s How to Live Like a Millionaire when you’re a Million Short – EVEN WHEN YOU’RE STUCK AT HOME, Sunday, June 27, 5pm; Shelley Fisher’s The Palligator Show; Sonia Jackson’s Mamaisms, Friday, July 9, 6pm; Rachel Kaftan’s Boy Vey, Tuesday, July 13, 6pm; Bill Berry’s Rose Petals and Ashes, Sunday, July 18, 5:30pm; All show are PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).