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Jamaica Farewell to Premiere in South Florida – November 23 & 24, 2007, Ft Lauderdale

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Jamaica Farewell is a theatrical comedy with serious wit and panache

Friday, 11/23/2007 –
Saturday, 11/24/2007

Tickets: $25.00 – $35.00
Venue: Amaturo Theater – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Based on Debra Ehrhardt’s dramatic real life escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970s, this powerful one-woman show takes audiences along on her roller coaster ride to America. Overcoming poverty, prison time, rape and near death in a dangerous caper aided by the unwitting help of an infatuated CIA agent, Ehrhardt’s gripping ordeal provides a glimpse into what many endure on the path to fulfilling their lifelong dream of a better life in America. “A terrific story,” says LA WEEKLY, “suspenseful enough for a thriller, and deliciously funny.” Jamaica, Farewell will make you laugh, cry and applaud the persistence of the human spirit.

Ehrhardt’s charming and cheeky account of growing up in Jamaica is by turn funny and tender, until it suddenly becomes the Bourne Ultimatum. … Nytheatre.com

Traversing the rich, cultural and political landscape of the 1970’s Jamaica, Debra Ehrhardt weaves her way through the complexities of that period to bring the audience to a humorous and compelling view of the reality of a turbulent time in the country’s history. Superb acting places the viewers at the center of the plot and leaving them holding their bellies in pure laughter. … Dr. Basil K. Bryan, Ambassador / Consul General of Jamaica

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