The Divine Sister with Charles Busch (Tale of the Allergist's Wife)
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The last date listed for The Divine Sister was Sunday April 10, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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A Los Angeles Times critic pick, Jamaica, Farewell returns to New York's SoHo Playhouse. Debra Ehrhardt's solo show is based on a mostly true story about her journey to the USA from Jamaica in the turbulent 1970s of the Manley Era. When Ehrhardt was an 18-year-old secretary in Kingston, Jamaica, she and her passion for America bumped into a handsome CIA agent over a bowl of oxtail soup. She decides to squeeze through the pinhole of opportunity with the help of this love-struck American. Her way out of Jamaica is blocked by many obstacles, however: an alcoholic father, a bible-spouting mother, the price of an airline ticket, and U.S. government suspicions. Nevertheless, she begins a dangerous adventure that only the single-minded passion of a teenage girl would chance. The boundary between bravery and foolishness becomes blurred as she becomes more desperate. When she agrees to smuggle a million dollars in cash to a mysterious contact somewhere in Miami, the agent becomes her unwitting accomplice. Every part is played by NAACP award winner Ehrhardt, an actress capable of amazing mimicry. This one-woman caper's full of generous dollops of humor, laughter and light. Jamaica, Farewell has been optioned for film by a major Hollywood producer. Learn More
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“…in a crass and sullen world, this kind of comedy is not only refreshing, it’s necessary.” —Variety
“_Get thee to the divine Sister.” —_The New York Times
“Comedic heaven! Anyone hoping to keep a straight face hasn’t got a prayer!” —NY1
“. . .a sublime comedy!” —Variety
“. . .a divinely outrageous comedic romp!” —New York Post
“Audiences will laugh themselves silly at this always irreverent 90-minute comedy!” —NY Daily News
Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister is a comic celebration of such Hollywood films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, and The Singing Nun_! St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior, played by the legendary Charles Busch (_Die, Mommy, Die!, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, and Tale of the Allergist’s Wife), leads audiences on this madcap trip through Tinseltown’s religiosity…it’s miraculous, zany fun!
In addition to Busch, the off-Broadway production will feature the entire original company: Alison Fraser, Amy Rutberg, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Walker and Julie Halston.