Jamaica Farewell, A Benefit Play Performance
November 21, 2009
The Caribbean Education Foundation has partnered with NAACP award-winning writer/performer Debra Ehrhardt to bring "Jamaica Farewell" Play to Boston! All proceeds raised from the performance will benefit Junior High and High School Scholarship Programs in Jamaica for the Caribbean Education Foundation.
Jamaica, Farewell is a true story that takes its audience on a wild roller coaster ride from Jamaica to America! It is a one woman play based on Debra's true story of her life growing up in Jamaica and subsequent migration to the United States during a time of political upheaval in her native country. Ehrhardt plays some 20 characters, including her parents, siblings and a CIA agent as she recalls fleeing the turmoil of Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaica, Farewell Play will connect with everyone who has ever passionately pursued a dream and made it a reality. It will also undoubtedly register with generations of immigrants to the United States who have sought freedom and opportunities to progress. Jamaica, Farewell has received rave reviews from New York to London! As the 2007 NY Fringe Festival Winner, the Show has been in theatres of New York, London, Toronto, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and more… It has never been to Boston.