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Jamaica Farewell Will Be Premiering at Off-Broadway’s SoHo Playhouse Beginning Feb. 22nd, 2008 – New York

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A 2007 NYC Fringe Festival award-winner, Jamaica, Farewell returns to the SoHo Playhouse to receive its full Off-Broadway commercial production. The show has been performed in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and Toronto (January 2008)

“Jamaica, Farewell tells the story of Debra Ehrhardt’s journey in which she escapes revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970’s. Left to her own devices, she risked prison time, and even death in an attempt to pull off a daring and dangerous caper with the unwitting help of an infatuated American CIA agent to fulfill her lifelong dream of starting over in America,” explain press notes.

Debra Ehrhardt (Writer/Performer). A native of Kingston Jamaica, Debra Ehrhardt fled to the US during the politically unstable seventies. This is her third one-woman show. Previous productions include Mango, Mango which received two NAACP Awards and Invisible Chairs, which was produced by David Strasberg at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood and later optioned as a situation comedy by Fox. She received a 2007 Proclamation from the City of New York for Jamaica, Farewell for her “Outstanding Contribution to the Jamaican Community.” A member of the Writer’s Guild of America, Ms. Ehrhardt is currently adapting Jamaica, Farewell for the big screen.

The SoHo Playhouse is located in Manhattan at 15 Van Dam Street. Tickets, $20 (during previews) and $25-$40 (after opening), are available by calling (212) 691-1555 or by visiting www.sohoplayhouse.com.

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