Divas in Danger Storytelling Event Tells True Tales of Escape, Betrayal, and Budget Plastic Surgery
By Phoebe Greyson
On January 10–13, the San Miguel Playhouse hosts a trio of experienced storytellers, each with a tale to tell, and whose gritty and candid portrayal of unlikely personal histories has been described as “mesmerizing” (Washington Post) and both “harrowing and hilarious” (Grunion Gazette).
The spirited and comedic Debra Ehrhardt knows “Jamaica Farewell” is more than a song. With the unwitting help of a CIA agent, she risked her life escaping her home in Jamaica to fulfill her dream of becoming an American during a violent revolution. The Washington Post says, “Debra Ehrhardt possesses a rare ability to mesmerize.”
Brenda Adelman’s true tale (taken from her one-person show, My Brooklyn Hamlet) is equally compelling. Her father shot and killed her mother when she was a child and then almost immediately married her mother’s sister. Her life lesson was to forgive the unforgiveable. The San Diego Examiner writes, “Brenda, her family, and the audience become a life’s lesson in forgiveness, love, and acceptance.”
On a lighter, although equally shocking note, Mariana Williams delivers comic relief with her bizarre account of life as one of the “other 99 percent.” Lamenting how “it sucks to be vain and poor,” she describes undergoing budget plastic surgery—with a doctor practicing out of his suburban home in Park City, Utah.
The Grunion Gazette writes, “This talented trio relates personal tales that skillfully manage to be both harrowing and hilarious, sometimes simultaneously. The full house responded enthusiastically to Divas in Danger, and it’s well worth checking out. Williams has a winning, personable storytelling style for sure!”
Tickets for Divas in Danger at the San Miguel Playhouse on January10–12 at 7pm and January 13 at 3pm are 250 pesos in advance and 300 pesos at the door. Purchase them online at sanmiguelplayhouse.com; at Solutions, Recreo 11; and at the door one hour before showtime. The show is open seating, and the Playhouse provides a taxi concierge and free secured parking.
Divas in Danger
Thu–Sat, Jan 10–12, 7pm
Sun, Jan 13, 3pm
San Miguel Playhouse
Tickets available online: sanmiguelplayhouse.com
Solutions, Recreo 11
One hour before performance at Playhouse
250 pesos advance/300 pesos at the door