Venue Details

44 Star Starred
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-9779
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401 ratings
4.8 average rating
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107 events
102 reviews
176 stars
attended Nov 02 2009

A Surprise.

I just went to this one because it was a cheap rare Monday matinee. The old web reviews from NY and here were mixed. One criticism was that the story was overly familiar, cliche (as though most stories are not). I thought if all the...continued

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Bobbie
106 events
29 reviews
32 stars
attended Mar 28 2009

My friend and I enjoyed this event! Debra's story revealed perserverance, hope and enthusiasm; and the epilogue reflected a happy ending. Over time, I'm sure her comedic delivery skills will increase. Poised and humble, she stood by the exit door...continued

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62 events
28 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 29 2009

Excellent content and acting as well as a compelling story. Last part was particularly strong. Welcome to America!!

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Website

http://jamaicafarewelltheplay.com/

Quotes & Highlights

Read additional reviews for this show by Goldstar members.
“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
“Not since Nia Vardalos’ My Big Fat Greek Wedding has there been such a captivating and hilarious one-person show” _-Livelyarts.com_

Description

The Jamaica Cultural Alliance is thrilled to present the international hit comedy, Jamaica Farewell, written and performed by NAACP award winner, Debra Ehrhardt. Jamaica Farewell__ __was the final production in the 2010-11 Subscription season at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles, where it was produced in association with Rita Wilson. After successful runs all over the world, Debra brings back her thrilling tale to the Santa Monica Playhouse where it all began.

Debra Ehrhardt’s solo show Jamaica, Farewell, based on a mostly true story about her journey to the USA from Jamaica in the turbulent 1970s of the Manley Era, is a hilarious and touching story of how one woman risked everything in order to fulfill her lifelong dream of starting over in America. Debra’s tour de force performance is a wild roller coaster ride of suspense, intrigue, seduction, humor and manipulation.