Jamaica, Farewell, a Powerful One-Woman Show, at Chopin Theatre
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Confined to her room as part of a "rest cure" for her postpartum depression, a woman descends into madness in this modernized adaptation of the classic feminist gothic story The Yellow Wallpaper. This Mill Theatre production brings an experimental, movement-based style to bear in capturing the protagonist's fragile mental state, combining classic storytelling with visual spectacle. Set in a time when men had complete control over women's mental and physical health, this nightmarish story remains as timely as ever. Learn More
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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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Read Goldstar members’ reviews of Jamaica, Farewell during its run at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
“Debra Ehrhardt is so sincere and honest, so clear-eyed and unshakably resolute, it is easy to connect with her experience with genuinely surprising intensity.”—Chicago Tribune
“Debra Ehrhardt’s Jamaica Farewell … is a master class in storytelling that makes for a wonderfully heartfelt evening of theatre.”—Chicago Stage Style
“_Jamaican-bred, Los Angeles-based actress Debra Ehrhardt is a storyteller who can fill up empty space with the sheer power of her exuberant storytelling.”—"_Chicago Sun-Times":http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/12357010-421/jamaica-farewell-a-glorious-journey-for-playwright-and-audience-alike.html