The Award-Winning Mahmoud Returns to Santa Monica Playhouse
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The last date listed for Mahmoud was Sunday January 27, 2013 / 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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Quotes & Highlights
- Winner: Best of Toronto Fringe 2012, New York Fringe Encore Series 2012, New York Fringe Excellence in Solo Performance 2012
- "A knockout!"--Time Out NY (****)
- "Uproarious laughter!"--Torontoist (*****)
- "Outstanding production!"--NOW Magazine (****)
- "Packs a powerful punch."--Theatromania