Venue Details

93 Star Starred
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-9779
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Reviews & Ratings

"Jamaica, Farewell"
23 ratings
4.9 average rating
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Fritz McDuff
67 events
37 reviews
185 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

All I can say is "Wow!". I walked in the theater not knowing what to expect and was blown away by her performance and story. I'm surprised I have not heard about her before. This is theater at its best. This worth seeing again.

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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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42 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

Description

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.

<em>Giving Up Is Hard to Do</em> <em>The Hebrew Hillbilly: Fifty Shades of Oy Vey!</em> <em>Einstein!</em> <em>How to Love a Republican</em> <em>Cock Tales</em> Descanso Gardens: Enchanted Forest of Light <em>The Book of Mormon</em> <em>CHILL</em> <em>L.A. Zoo Lights</em> American Ballet Theatre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Deck the Hall</em>: Holiday Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> <em>Amélie, A New Musical</em> <em>Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment</em> Knott's Merry Farm