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85 Star Starred
Soho Playhouse- Mainstage
15 Vandam Street New York City, NY 10013
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4.9 average rating
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137 reviews
18 stars
attended Apr 27 2014

I enjoyed the performance. Some parts were a bit slow but overall definitely worthwhile.

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50 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

Debra Ehrhardt is brilliant. From the moment she first emerges from the darkness she draws you into her journey and doesn't let go, even after the curtain comes down after the show. It's no wonder that all of her shows are SOLD OUT.

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42 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 31 2013

Biggest little play since the Fantastics. A classic.

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http://www.jamaicafarewelltheplay.com

Quotes & Highlights

“Powerful…with wit and a melodic Jamaican lilt, Ehrhardt proves to be an entertaining and charming raconteur.” -The New Yorker
“Fantastic! An emotional journey that does full justice to the drama of her life-changing off-stage odyssey” —Time Out NY
“Flashes of wit and genuine lyricism combined with an adventure that might make James Bond sweat.…gripping and marvelously funny!” —Backstage, NY
“Winning! The evening’s real pleasure is simply Ehrhardt herself, She’s got it going on, living every day like Independence Day.” - Los Angeles Times
“A terrific story with wit and panache…suspenseful enough for a thriller and deliciously funny” -LA Weekly
“Very funny … 90 highly enjoyable minutes.” - Chicago Tribune

About the Ticket Supplier: SoHo Playhouse

Under the new management of Darren Lee Cole and Faith Mulvihill, the newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.

The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.

15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included "Battery" Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy "Beau James" Walker, known as "The night Mayor" due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.

The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920's, and in the 60's operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.