Doodu Boy: One Man's Search for Love Across Three Continents
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The last date listed for Doodu Boy was Sunday February 2, 2014 / 6:00pm.
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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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Directed by Jared Scheib
Jared Scheib is the dramaturge and director of Doodu Boy, his second play after Wrestles With Machista. He recently completed the festival run for his first feature documentary film, The Mayor, and is in post-production on his second, tentatively titled Love Potatoes. His commercial, Do You Believe in a Secular America?, won the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science’s social media contest. His films have been exhibited at the Directors Guild of America (Hollywood), Dallas Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Auckland Art Gallery and Roxie Theater (San Francisco); broadcast on television in Texas (PBS) and Israel (Channel 8); and distributed online via iTunes, Amazon and SnagFilms. In addition to film and theater, Jared manages friend and artist, Cecelia Webber, whose human bodies artwork has gone viral worldwide. Jared is an artist-entrepreneur from Dallas, Texas, with a B.A. from the University of Southern California, where he studied film production in the School of Cinematic Arts and neuroscience as an inaugural member of the Brain and Creativity Institute. Jared believes that content is king, and to that end he imbues his works with universality, authenticity and intensity, striving to emphasize what makes art meaningful: honest emotion.
This show contains some sexual content.