Jamaica Farewell at Hackney Empire
Hackney Empireis proud to present Debra Ehrhardt in her outstanding one woman show. Don’t miss this spectacular studio show. Only at Hackney Empire!
Based on her true-life story, NAACP award-winning writer/performer Debra Ehrhardt’s, JAMAICA FAREWELL, tells the journey she took to escape revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970s. Left to her own devices, she risked prison time and even death in her attempt to pull off a daring and dangerous caper. With the unwitting help of an infatuated American CIA agent, she realized her lifelong dream of starting over in America.
A powerful one-woman show based on a true story, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt, the audience is transported to nineteen-seventies Jamaica. With wit and a melodic Jamaican lilt, Ehrhardt describes her long-distance girlhood love for America and her desperate attempts to to escape a revolution-torn homeland.
Having been refused an American visa because of her father’s drunken instability and her family’s resulting poverty; she recognizes an opportunity in a visiting C.I.A. agent and seduces him. An alternately frightening and comical ordeal ensues, involving a car crash and a million dollars in cash.