DIVAS IN DANGER Comes to The DownStage Cabaret

DIVAS IN DANGER Comes to The DownStage CabaretSimi Valley Cultural Arts Center's DownStage Cabaret provides the perfect setting for our first foray into a Storytelling evening. Playing for one performance only on Sunday, September 9th at 7:30 pm, DIVAS IN DANGER features three true tales of unstoppable courage, a bit of live music, drama and some laughs along the way. Award-winning master storytellers Brenda Adelman, Debra Ebrhardt, and Mariana Williams bring true tales of escape, betrayal, and a nightmarish surgery to the DownStage Cabaret.

Actress/Author 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 during a violent revolution, to fulfill her dream of becoming an American. Actress Brenda Adelman's mother was shot and killed by her father and then her father quickly took a new bride, her aunt (her mother's sister). Her life lesson was to learn, then teach, forgiveness. Brenda's performance is taken from her one-person show, "My Brooklyn Hamlet." On a less dramatic scale, although equally shocking, author/storyteller Mariana Williams brings in the comic relief with her true story. She underwent budget plastic surgery-with a doctor practicing out of his suburban home in Park City, Utah.

All three actresses boast national and international accolades for their work. Debra has performed her critically acclaimed show, Jamaica Farewell in ten countries and cities throughout the US. Brenda has performed her critically acclaimed show, My Brooklyn Hamlet in three countries and across the US. She received the Hero of Forgiveness Award and teaches workshops on the power of forgiveness. Organizer Mariana Williams produces Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller currently in its eighth year. She is a Moth GrandSLAM Finalist for Los Angeles, and has appeared on the Moth Stage in New York and LA.

Come enjoy an evening of powerful storytelling as these brave women share their heartfelt yet harrowing true tales in the format of The Moth StorySLAM. "If the audience doesn't lean in, gasp, tear-up, or belly laugh, we haven't done our job," says producer Mariana Williams. She adds, "We will do our job." All tickets for DIVAS IN DANGER are $18. Seating is cabaret style at tables and a variety of desserts, soda, beer and wine will be available for purchase before the show and at intermission. Tickets available online at www.simi-arts.org or by calling (805) 583-7900. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Doors open 7 pm, Show begins at 7:30 pm. All tickets are $18 and seating is cabaret style. A variety of beer and wine, soft drinks and desserts will be available for purchase throughout the event. Tickets available at www.simi-arts.org or (805) 583-7900.

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