Oh, Yes She Did!: Historic Black Women Celebrated in One-Woman Show
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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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- Goldstar members have loved Brown in her performances at other theaters. Read what they have to say about her shows at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/hollywood-ca/oh-yes-she-did?reviews=all#reviews">The Lillian Theatre</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/oh-yes-she-did?reviews=all#reviews">The Shelton Theatre</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/los-angeles-ca/oh-yes-she-did?reviews=all#reviews">Theatre/Theater</a>, where it won Goldstar's "Roar of the Crowd" award.
- “Ms. Brown is herself a pioneer of today, forging her own artistic creation ... in a town full of celebrities ... she herself is breaking new ground." —<em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/sandy-brown-breathing-the-legacy-of-women-s-history-month-oh-yes-she-did">The Examiner</a></em>
- "It was quite incredible ... this performance has only strengthened my feminist and egalitarian beliefs" — <a target="_blank" href="http://wwwfeministhumorblog.blogspot.com/2012_03_01_archive.html">Feminist Humor Blog</a>
Sandy Brown returns, blazing the stage, unleashing centuries of dynamic history, blending drama, humor, music, dance & multi-media as she breathes-to-life legacies of bold Lady Pioneers who helped liberate the nation, and changed the course of American History, forever.
Experience the powerful ride of social justice/injustice in America as Sandy Brown morphs into legendary women who liberated a nation: Revolutionary War slave-poet Phillis Wheatley; runaway with Harriet Tubman on the Underground Railroad; meet world's first woman self-made millionaire-suffragette Madame CJ Walker; follow global superstar and war spy Josephine Baker; go backstage with jazz legend Billie Holiday; bus-ride with Rosa Parks; protest with activist Angela Davis; campaign with first woman Democratic presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm and more on this innovative and critically-acclaimed theatrical journey through the centuries.