A Salute to Women, Debra Ehrhardt “Jamaica Farewell” Coming to the Bronx and Brooklyn
The much talked about comedy-play, Jamaica Farewell, starring Debra Ehrhardt is coming to Bronx and Brooklyn on April 21st and 22nd. The tantalizing hilarious drama has been highly praised in reviews in The New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker and other national media.
Audiences in cities across the U.S., from Chicago to Atlanta, have enjoyed Jamaica Farewell. At one of those performances Rita Wilson Hanks, wife of Oscar winner, Tom Hanks, saw Jamaica Farewell and encouraged her husband’s production company to commission the play for a possible motion picture.
Women of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago during the first 50 years of their nation’s achievement of independence (1962-2012) contributed immensely in all fields of development. Debra Ehrhardt, born in Kingston, Jamaica, is a vivid example. She is the recipient of two NAACP Image Awards. One of her productions, Invisible Chairs, was produced by David Strasberg at the Marilyn Monroe Theater in West Hollywood and later optioned as a situation comedy by Fox.
Jamaica Farewell will be performed on Saturday, April 21, 8pm at Philip Sousa MS, 3750 Baychester Ave., Bronx, NY and Sunday, April 22, 4pm at Tropical Paradise Ballroom, 1367 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, NY. Tkts are $42 each.