When Debra Ehrhardt was a seventeen-year old secretary in Kingston, she and her passion for America bumped into handsome CIA Jack Wallingsford over a bowl of oxtail soup. During the turbulent seventies of the Manley Era she saw her chance, a pinhole of opportunity that she could squeeze through with the help of love-struck Mr. Wallingsford. 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 large sum of cash to a mysterious contact somewhere in Miami, she got Jack to help her. Only he had no idea.
Jamaica. Revolution. Visa. Impossible. CIA. Seduction. Desperation. A dream. Heartbreak. Handsome. American. Customs. Million dollars. Duffel bag. Machetes. Goats. Prostitutes. Bullets. Adrenaline. Kerosene. Run for your life. Based on a true story.
"Very funny...90 highly enjoyable minutes" Chicago Tribune
"Jamaica Farewell is funny, engaging and irresistible!" Miami Herald
"The writing is first-rate, edge-of-seat storytelling shot through with deliciously pointed humor." Los Angeles Times
Please note, the 5 PM performance of Jamaica Farewell has been cancelled.
The Box Office will be open from 6 - 8:30 PM for this performance.
This performance is co-presented by the Jamaica Cultural Alliance and Annenberg Center Live.