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Jamaica, Farewell

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

64 ratings
4.7 average rating
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6 reviews
37 stars
attended May 06 2012

Creative, beautifully acted,and..in the end..energizing. So glad we went.

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1 review
1 stars
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 03 2012

Debra Ehrhardt gave a magnificent one woman performance of her desire and experiences coming to America from her native Jamaica. Her personal and intimate accounts of her family life growing up in Kingston will fill you with laughter and sadness....continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 04 2012

Excellent show! This was my first one woman show and I was pleasantly surprised at how engaged I was in the preformance. Debra was phenomenal. The show will suck you in and you won't stop laughing!

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27 reviews
1 stars
attended May 03 2012

DEBRA MAE PHILLIPS-EHRARDT
The JOURNEY from Kingston Jamaica to America made you FEEL as though you were traveling the journey with her. Writer/Actress performance was outstanding. The opportunity of personally meeting and speaking with...continued

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24 reviews
3 stars
attended May 25 2012

dynamic one women show...at least 11 individual characters performed by one fierce performer!!!

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16 reviews
7 stars
attended May 03 2012

This is a beautifully-acted one-woman show about a young woman's journey from Jamaica to the United States. It is funny, poignant, hear-breaking and full of life. The fact that the show is based on the actress' real-life experience is amazing. ...continued

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended May 04 2012

It was a wonderful one woman show. She was talented & held my attention for 1 & 1/2 hours. She wrote the play & it was fascinating & mostly true
The reception afterwards was generous for the owner of the Chopin to give. it
The acctress met all...continued

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended May 03 2012

Nicely performed. Tension is build appropriately and keeps viewers intrigued what is going to happen next. It is an amazing story and performed in a great way with a lot of humor. Delivery of different profiles of people outstanding. Definitely...continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended May 04 2012

It is a very entertaining one-woman show told in a unique way. There were several Jamaican references & slang that went completely over my American-born head, but the Jamaicans in the audience loved it. I highly recommend it.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended May 04 2012

This is a very clever, funny, heart-warming one-woman play about a woman's struggles to get to America. Debra is wonderful. She is loving, funny, versatile and loved listening to her Jamaiican accent. Can't wait to go again.

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended May 26 2012

Excellent, enjoyed every minute of it,

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5 reviews
9 stars
attended May 12 2012

Wonderful, animated performance. Ms. Ehrhardt played herself as a young woman as well as all other characters. We loved the story and the performance, and recommend it to all! She greeted all at we exiited and was so generous in answering...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 20 2012

"Jamaica, Farewell" is terrific! It's a true story of the adventure of Debby Philips (author & performer) a feisty Jamaican girl with big dreams and her huge dream of getting to America. It is hilarious! She comes up with a scheme that enables her...continued

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MT
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3 reviews
7 stars
attended May 26 2012

A compelling story, beautifully told.

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Ron
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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 03 2012

Being allowed to park at Holy Trinity school 3 blocks east of the theatre was perfect even though the "Unauthorized vehicles will be towed" sign was a bit disconcerting. The show was very good. Was expecting a play based on the immigrant...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 06 2012

Debra Ann was quite a character. I enjoyed following along with her in the ups and downs of her adventures.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 27 2012

I left one rave review already! I saw this show last week loved it so much I came back the next weekend and brought four friends!

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3 reviews
21 stars
attended May 03 2012

It was a wonderful performance and I stronly recommend it. Debra Erhardt's ability to portray so many characters was amazing. I'm glad I didn't pass this one up!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 19 2012

marvelous one woman show....made all the characters come alive. and i loved the venue. very small and quaint and rustic. i had a wonderful time.

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