What: Jamaica, Farewell
When: November 10, 2013
Where: Soho Playhouse
“This is a wonderful play, which evokes almost constant laughter, tears, serious reflection and feelings of great relief. Ms. Ehrhardt’s performance is stunning; she fills the stage with her versatility, grace and style, and she’s helped by witty, well-structured text that tugs at our nostalgic sensibilities.” ~Jamaica’s Ambassador to Washington D.C. Stephen Vasciannie
“Jamaican-bred, Los Angeles-based actress Debra Ehrhardt is a storyteller who can fill up empty space with the sheer power of her exuberant storytelling” ~CHICAGO SUN TIMES
“A combination of spy thriller and slapstick comedy..Ehrhardt is an excellent storyteller and monologist!” ~CREATIVE LOAFING, Atlanta
“Debra Ehrhardt possesses a rare ability to mesmerize that would have kept ancient Grecians sitting around the fire for hours.” ~WASHINGTON POST
“Winning! The evening’s real pleasure is simply Ehrhardt herself, She’s got it going on, living every day like Independence Day.” ~LA TIMES
“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
“Very funny…90 highly enjoyable minutes” ~CHICAGO TRIBUNE
I know many of you have seen Jamaica Farewell and I thank you again for your support.
I would greatly appreciate you passing this newsletter to your friends, by pressing the “Forward to Friend” button above, so they can see the next performance Sunday, November 10th at 7pm at the SoHo Playhouse. Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased by calling 212-691-1555 or at www.sohoplayhouse.com.
“SEE THE PLAY BEFORE THE MOVIE”
‘Jamaica Farewell’ is based on my true story and is a story of struggle, courage, faith, hope and determination. The play has been optioned by a major Hollywood Producer and is directed by Joel Zwick, director of Big Fat Greek Wedding.
I just read that this is the FIRST year that more than half (the majority) of babies born in the USA were minorities. America has a continuously growing multicultural population that shares, somewhere in their family history, the story of new beginnings. Plus, the themes touched on by Jamaica Farewell – desire for a better life, triumph over adversity, family dysfunction and forgiveness, are timeless.
I could never have gotten to this point without all of your support and I am indebted to you all.
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