Ann Randolph's Loveland: Award-Winning Performer in One-Woman Comedy
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Jamaica, Farewell returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse after successful runs all over the world. Debra Ehrhardt's solo show is based on a mostly true story about her journey to the U.S. from Jamaica in the turbulent 1970s of the Manley era. When Ehrhardt was an 18-year-old secretary in Kingston, 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: an alcoholic father, a Bible-spouting mother, the price of airfare, 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 grows 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 got 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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Quotes & Highlights
_Loveland was a hit with Goldstar members in San Francisco and Berkeley.
“You’ll laugh. You’ll cry… Randolph mines new depths of hilarity.” —San Francisco Chronicle _
“Riotously demented and brilliantly humane. Not to be missed, Randolph is a rare caliber of solo performer…a first-class ride.” -_SF Bay Guardian _
“Irreverent, hilarious and deeply human… It’s a no-brainer. Ann Randolph is a comic genius… and not just any sort of hide-your-light-behind-a-bush kind a genius, but a hardworking, dare-to-put-it-out-there kind of genius.” -_San Francisco Bay Times _
“The kind of breakthrough dramatic experience one yearns for but rarely gets in modern theatre.” —”MyCulturalLandscape.com":http://myculturallandscape.blogspot.com/2009/10/exorcising-demons-onstage.html
Fasten your seatbelts as writer/performer Ann Randolph takes you a cross country flight you will never forget. Hilarious and deeply human, Randolph embodies many characters, including our heroine Frannie Potts — an out of control, sexually charged misfit overwhelmed by grief. Facing the loss of the greatest love of her life, her mother, she stumbles from outrageous confrontation and awkward confusion to a glimpse of the mystery, tragedy, and beauty that unites us all.