(Hedy Weiss’s article appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, 9/10.)

When there’s a will there’s a way. Of course for proof of this adage you need look no further than the hundreds of thousands of fiercely determined migrants now trying to make their way to Europe in search of a new and safer home. A far more entertaining version of an immigrant story is told in “Jamaica Farewell,” Debra Ehrhardt’s playfully sexy, often wildly comic, and at times terrifying one-woman show. The actress/writer traces her own picaresque journey, when, at the age of 18, and after years of yearning, she finally was able to make the trip from the island of Jamaica to America — the land whose citizens she had affectionately referred to as “Doodle Dandies” throughout her childhood.

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