Jamaica, Farewell, a Stunning One-Woman Show, at Santa Monica Playhouse
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A disillusioned baby boomer attempts to recapture and re-inspire the rebellious spirit of the 1960s in this one-man comedy written and performed by longtime morning talk-show host and stand-up comic Richard Stockton. Filled with original music, wry personal anecdotes and vintage videos, this entertaining journey back through the '50s, '60s and '70s traces his generation's long, strange trip, going "from hi-fi to wi-fi" and beyond, as well as tracking the era's influence on the pop culture and political landscape of today. Learn More
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Our group of 4 loved this play. It was a captivating 90 minutes of non-stop story telling by the very talented Debra Erhardt. Her story of her youth was interesting and charming and then when she began telling the story of how she came to...continued
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“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_
“A fast-paced twelve round knock-out that leaves you chuckling and dewy-eyed at the same time.” —Producer/News Anchor Bree Walker
“Debra’s performance is stunning and evocative as she weaves a journey of love, whimsy and intrigue. She tugs at your heartstrings in her determinationto win, and with grace.” —Academy Award Nominated Producer Karolyn Ali
Written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt
Directed by Monique Lai (Francis Megahy on 1/25)
Produced by The Jamaica Cultural Alliance
Santa Monica Playhouse presents Debra Ehrhardt’s auto-bio-solo show about the wild roller coaster ride of suspense, intrigue, seduction and manipulation that was her journey to the USA from Jamaica, and how she risked everything in order to fulfill her lifelong dream of starting over in America.