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Jamaica, Farewell

Santa Monica Playhouse (Santa Monica, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

400 ratings
4.8 average rating
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15 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

The staging was nothing to speak of. The beginning was a little slow, but it picked up after awhile. If I give it a 5 star, you'll have a high expectation when you walk in. Well don't ... for the price of a movie ticket, this is worth money.

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31 events
14 reviews
32 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

This was a terrific one woman show. Debra is very talented, portraying so many different characters, moving and touching us with her story through humor, sadness, and suspense. Don't miss her next Santa Monica performance in October.

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33 events
14 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

This was a fantastic show. Debbie was mesmerizing and thoroughly entertaining.

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51 events
13 reviews
39 stars
attended Apr 05 2012

Not sure at first, but within 5 minutes I was enthralled and by the end in awe. We both loved it.

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13 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 20 2009

This is a riveting tale of a girl's struggle to get to America. It's touching, humorous and, at times, terrifying. Debra Ehrhardt portrays each character who impacts her life with gusto. It's an incredible journey that flies through an hour and...continued

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Harriet
35 events
13 reviews
118 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

This is a fabulous one-woman show from a very talented actress. The way she changed from one character to another with such speed was amazing.
Thoroughly enteraining!

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12 reviews
9 stars
67 events
12 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

We loved this show! It's truly a great "feel good" theater piece. Both the acting and the writing were simply excellent - including the cultural and human interaction, the humor, the suspense - this has it all - one of the few shows that...continued

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15 events
11 reviews
4 stars
attended May 03 2009

In addition to being entertaining, this play really makes you appreciate how lucky we are to live in the USA!

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Liz
15 events
11 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 15 2012

My date and I thoroughly enjoyed Jamaica Farewell.

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Goldstar Member
26 events
11 reviews
15 stars
attended Apr 19 2009

The show really gets going in the last 1/3 of the play.

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15 events
11 reviews
21 stars
attended Apr 27 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the show. Debra was enthralling. We couldn't keep our eyes off of her. Her story is amazing and her execution of it was brilliant - a great mix of drama, suspense, humor and joy.
It was, by far, more enjoyable than many of...continued

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29 events
10 reviews
28 stars
attended Oct 19 2013

Fabulous show! Debra is great!

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Goldstar Member
40 events
10 reviews
6 stars
attended May 31 2014

I got 4 tickets for this show and we ALL absolutely loved it. The story was told with a lot of feelings of humor, fear, excitement, anticipation, tenderness, all of which were felt by the audience. For me it is unusual to see the actual person who...continued

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Sue
11 events
10 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 01 2014

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed Debra Ehrhardt's amazing performance in this entertaining and very touching story based on her real-life events. The theatre is intimate and there was easy parking available in the parking structures across the...continued

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10 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 02 2013

She is a master story teller and a superb actress. She is multi-talented as well. My friends and I were on the edge of our seats and totally blow away by her performance. I highly recommend this play to anyone.

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10 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

So intensely captivating! It was as if you were there with her. You can definitely visualize the setting and feel her emotions.The only props were 2 stools, a chair, podium and a small elevated stand.

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10 events
9 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 17 2012

Debra Ehrhardt is an appealing performer, and my guest and I both enjoyed her animated memoir. I did feel it dragged a bit toward the middle and could benefit from a tiny bit of pruning. I also felt the gleeful description of committing a crime...continued

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9 reviews
29 stars
40 events
9 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 17 2012

she was entertaining, engaging and held the audience's attn. i found it a bit predictable, but that's ok.........overall a nice evening entertainment.

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