Jamaica, Farewell Returns to Academy Theatre February 4


Jamaica, Farewell the sold out Academy smash, returns February 4 for six shows only!  Written and performed by NAACP award winner, Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek WeddingJamaica, Farewell tells the hilarious and harrowing story of what one Jamaican immigrant will do to get to America!  The show runs Saturdays and Sundays February 4 through 19 and with only six shows, audiences should get their tickets now! 

Tickets for Jamaica, Farewell are $25 online and $30 at the door and can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/218540 or by calling 404-474-8332. More information is available at www.jamaicafarewelltheplay.com.
Debra Ehrhardt’s solo show Jamaica, Farewell, based on a mostly true story about her journey to the USA from Jamaica in the turbulent 1970s of the Manley Era, is a hilarious and touching story of how one woman risked everything in order to fulfill her lifelong dream of starting over in America. Debra’s tour de force performance is a wild roller coaster ride of suspense, intrigue, seduction, humor and manipulation.  A terrific story with wit and panache, suspenseful enough for a thriller and deliciously funny.’ – LA WEEKLY
Rita Wilson recently produced Jamaica, Farewell at the Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles and has optioned it for a film!  After successful runs in the USA, Canada, England, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Bermuda; Debra brings back her thrilling tale to the Academy, where her east coast American triumph began!
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Debra Ehrhardt, knew at the tender age of seven that her dream was to come to America. By 18, her dream was realized. She is currently touring with Jamaica, Farewell .  Previous productions include Mango, Mango which received two NAACP Awards and Invisible Chairs, which was produced in Hollywood and later optioned as a situation comedy by Fox.  She was also a 2007 NYC Fringe festival award-winner and received a 2007 Proclamation from the City of New York for Jamaica, Farewell for her “Outstanding Contribution to the Jamaican Community.” Powerfulwith wit and a melodic Jamaican lilt, Ehrhardt proves to be an entertaining and charming raconteur.” – THE NEW YORKER
WhatJamaica, Farewell , A comedy of coming to America
Who: Debra Ehrhardt
When: Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 5 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 12 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 at *4 p.m.
Sunday, February 19 at 4 p.m.
Where: Academy Theatre, 119 Center Street, Avondale Estates, GA 30002