Storyteller and monologist Derbra Ehrhardt will bring her award-winning Jamaica Farewell to the SoHo Playhouse. Written by and starring Ehrhardt and under the direction of Joel Zwick, the play will begin performances on April 27 prior to an official opening on May 4.
Jamaica Farewell chronicles Ehrhardt’s escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970’s (with the help of an unwitting CIA Agent) to fulfill her lifelong dream of going to America. Her story has been performed nationally and internationally, and is currently being adapted for the big screen.
Ehrhardt’s previous productions include Mango Mango and Invisible Chairs. She received the 2007 Proclamation from the City of New York for Jamaica Farewell for her outstanding contribution to the Jamaican community.