November 27, 2021

Jamaica Farewell – CDS Box office is open for this award-winning show

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unnamed-15 PERFORMANCES ONLY in support of Youth Activities

TICKETS ON SALE NOW Optioned by Tom and Rita Hands for the BIG Screen!

The international star Debra Erhardt appears in the the award-winning and internationally acclaimed, JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed solo by Debra and directed by Joel Zwick (director of My Big Fat Greek Wedding) . Based on her true life story, Ehrhardt’s Jamaica Farewell chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970’s to fulfill her lifelong dream of going to America.

NAACP-award-winning-writer-performer-Debra-EhrhardtWhen Debra Ehrhardt was an eighteen year old secretary in Kingston Jamaica, she and her passion for America bumped into a handsome CIA agent over a bowl of oxtail soup on her lunch break. It was during the turbulent seventies of the Manley Era that she saw her chance. A pinhole of opportunity that she could squeeze through with the help of this love-struck American. She began a dangerous adventure that only the single minded passion of a teenage girl would chance. The boundary between bravery and foolishness blurred as she became more desperate. When she agreed to smuggle a million US dollars in cash to a mysterious contact somewhere in Miami, the agent became her accomplice. Only he had no idea…

Here’s what the critics said!

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

Performance Dates:

Evening performances 7.30 pm

Friday April 4 – 7:30pm

Saturday April 5 – 3pm

Saturday April 5 – 7:30pm

Sunday April 6 – 3pm

Sunday April 6 – 7:30pm

Location:

Prospect Playhouse (next to Lighthouse School, Red Bay)

Tickets: $35/$25 with part proceeds to the CDS Youth support fund

Purchase tickets by calling 938-1998 or email [email protected]

Tickets must be pre-paid. We accept credit / debit cards

 

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