Sunday, May 22, 2022
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage
1211 4th Street
$25.00 Post show Talk-Back and Reception with the artists included in ticket price.
For details, tickets and group sales, visit https://www.santamonicaplayhouse.com/faithnlove.html
Inspired by true life events and Native New Yorker/Nigerian playwright/director/producer Odunayo Majekodunmi's experiences with Love, Friends and Family Relationships, FAITHNLOVE explores contrasting sides of Marriage, Challenges of overcoming marital obstacles, marriage counseling, fidelity, pregnancy, celibacy, interracial relationships and the cultural differences between Nigerians and African Americans.
Add in jealousy among black women, insecurities, and Christianity, as each character searches for fulfillment through some form of Happiness: Love, Relationship, Faith, Spirituality, Career, Baby, Selflove. Find yourself in at least one character in this warm, insightful and inspiring play, a much-needed theatre piece to inspire, motivate and encourage us to have Faith and hope in what we truly desire, as we emerge from the Pandemic Times and celebrate the Faith and Hope that allows us to achieve our creative life goals. Post show Talk-Back and Reception with the artists included. Proceeds benefit the Santa Monica Playhouse Keep the Doors Open Campaign. Written, directed, produced and lived by Odunayo Majekodunmi (aka Ayo Majek) Featuring Chibuike Nwuda, Kike Ayodeji, Nathaniel Kweku, Ejiroghene, Dominique Leshay Alston, Carlos Darelus, Jasmine Tompkins, Sonja Jones, Loki D. Wolf, Amy Melendrez, Odunayo Majekodunmi, Eno Georgette Inwek, and Jeffrey Santos. Production Stage Manager George J. Vennes.
Technical assistance by Sunflower Wilson The Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series is an innovative program presenting extremely limited engagements of new and developing works, giving voice to new material and artists who might otherwise not have a platform for their works. Santa Monica Playhouse programs are supported in part by generous grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Rotary Club Foundation and Playhouse PALS.