COCK TALES: SHAME ON ME!
Cock Tales: Shame on Me!
From award-winning solo artist and writer of the internationally acclaimed Jamaica Farewell, comes Debra Ehrhardts new play, Cock Tales: Shame on Me! The 80-minute show is based on true stories of up close and personal encounters with those very complicated 'members' of the opposite sex. Ms Ehrhardts colorful history of a lifetime of encounters with a world full of testosterone-fueled gentlemen--and not-so-gentle-menhas given her plenty of source material from which to create a memorable evening of theater. From her early years as a young girl raised in a religious family, through her sexual awakening as a young adult, she takes us on a bumpy ride over a funny, sexy and emotionally rocky road.
After my husband heard the name of my new show, he about lost his mind. I gently explained that his penis was not the first Id encountered in my life, and that Cock Tales and all my one-woman shows have come from my own life experiences. When I began writing Cock Tales, I thought I was writing about sex, however, I soon came to realize that sex is an entirely different subject. There is nothing new in Cock Tales about sex, but when it comes to guiltthat is an area where I am an expert. Guilt is something that weve all experienced. Its something that most of us have taught our children. To the degree that we can liberate ourselves from the shame that strangles our most joyous impulses, we are able to live our lives as more fully realized human beings."
Debra Ehrhardt (Writer/Performer) At the tender age of seven, Kingston, Jamaica native, Debra Ehrhardt, knew her dream was to come to America and by 18 her dream was realized. After a brief sojourn in Miami, she headed north to New York where she studied acting with Katherine Kerr from the Playwrights Horizons and Suzanne Esper at the William Esper Studios in New York City. After moving to Los Angeles she began writing her own plays based on her life experiences in Jamaica and has been working ever since. COCK TALES: Shame on Me! is her fourth one-woman show. Previous productions include Mango, Mango which received two NAACP Awards, Invisible Chairs, which was produced by David Strasberg at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood and later optioned as a situation comedy by Fox and Jamaica Farewell, which was optioned and produced by Rita Wilson and Garry Marshall at the Falcon theatre. She received a 2007 Proclamation from the City of New York for Jamaica Farewell for her Outstanding Contribution to the Jamaican community and was named one of Jamaicas top ten newsmakers for 2010. Jamaica Farewell was named one of the top shows in the fall of 2016 when it was produced by Hershey Felder at the Royal George theatre in Chicago. She is currently performing COCK TALES and working on turning Jamaica Farewell into a film. Debra maintains the fundamental belief that content is king, and to that end she imbues her work with tenderness, subtlety, and intensity, striving tirelessly to emphasize what makes art meaningful: honest emotion.
Joel Zwick (Director) directed My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Recent films include Fat Albert and Elvis Has Left the Building. Zwick also directed Ehrhardts Jamaica Farewell, the Broadway production of Hershey Felders George Gershwin Alone at the Helen Hayes Theatre, as well as Felders Monsieur Chopin, Beethoven as I Knew Him, and Maestro Bernstein. He began his theatrical career at La Mama E.T.C. as director of the La Mama Plexus. He has directed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and for Broadway touring companies. Zwick is recognized as one of Hollywoods most prolific directors of episodic television, having the direction of 550 episodes to his credit. He is currently directing Shake it Up for the Disney Channel. Zwick has taught drama at Yale University, Brooklyn College, Queens College, Wheaton College and USC and has made his home in Hollywood for the past decade.
Jody Feagan (Producer) is founder and former director of the San Miguel Writers Conference & Literary Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, which has featured such literary luminaries as John Berrendt (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaids Tale) and Cheryl Strayed (Wild). In 2006, after seeing Jamaica Farewell at the Santa Monica Playhouse, Feagan brought Ehrhardt to Mexico, Santa Fe and Aspen to perform. Feagan is the co-founder of 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe https://100womenwhocaresantafe.com/ and of Santa Fe Women to Women, https://santafewomentowomen.com/ through which she produces monthly luncheons, weekend workshops, an annual conference and authors a weekly blog called the Cool List, with over 1,000 Santa Fe subscribers.
Katie Rountree (Producer) is a former radio and TV personality. Currently she does voice-over recordings for companies all over the country. Katie has owned and operated her own Santa Fe business, Gentle Petsitters, for the past 20 years and is an advertising sales executive. She co-100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe https://100womenwhocaresantafe.com/ and of Santa Fe Women to Women, https://santafewomentowomen.com/ through which she produces monthly luncheons, weekend workshops, an annual conference meant to inspire, enrich, entertain and connect women in Santa Fe and throughout the world.
DINNER & ONE WOMAN SHOW FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Thursday, October 11 - Dinner at 6pm, Show at 7pm
Cowgirl Private Dining Room
319 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe
Tickets: Include BBQ Buffet Dinner (vegetarian options available) & Performance (alcoholic drinks sold separately) Space Limited
319 S. Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|