Venue Details

83 Star Starred
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
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5 reviews
3 stars
The theatre is a comfortable walk from the new Santa Monica metro stop.
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We had a lovely afternoon tea at the Kings Head Pub at 2nd and Santa Monica before the play. Great regular pub grub too, fish and chips, chicken tikka masala etc. And a wicked ginger beer too! Yum!
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Reviews & Ratings

"Jamaica, Farewell"
23 ratings
4.9 average rating
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36 events
16 reviews
21 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

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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7 reviews
16 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

Captivating! The actress keeps you engaged from start to finish--well done one woman show. I would see it again.

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38 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

A temendous one person show---captivating story-
extremely well acted--A must see show!

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Quotes & Highlights

“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.