The Tryall Club played host to a staged reading of award-winning and internationally acclaimed Jamaican playwright Debra Ehrhardt's latest production Look What Fell Out De Mango Tree. The reading, which took place on Sunday, January 15, was acted out by the playwright herself and fellow actor Christopher Grossett.
Ehrhardt, in detailing her motivation for penning the script, explained that our stories must be told for us to not only learn but also to inspire and uplift, allowing us to feel less alone and more connected to each other.
"My father shared a personal story with me as an adult that unlocked my ability to forgive and transform my relationships with men.
Look What Fell Out De Mango Tree is an important story that shows the importance of forgiveness and the power of vulnerability," Ehrhardt added.
Guests were treated to a wine tasting ahead of the play, providing an opportunity for villa owners and their guests to connect as part of Members' Week 2023 activities at the luxe property.
Star Power - Richard Ferdinand (left), director of club operations, shares a photo op with Jamaican playwright Debra Ehrhardt and actor Christopher Grossett. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Club Members - Rosemarie Thompson (left) of Anticipation Villa and Manuela Goren of Stella By the Sea Villa catch up during the wine tasting, ahead of the reading. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
To The Third Power - Tryall Club members (from left) James Goren, Oliver Isaac and his wife Lolita share a light moment. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Supporters of the Arts - From left: Tryall Club members' guests Alana Day, Alan Day and Philip De Waal (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Family Ties - The Retaliatta family and Tryall Club members (from left) Sabrina, Sheila, Donald and Thomas (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
A Pause - For A CauseBarnett Estate principals Anya Levy-Kerr-Jarrett (left), her husband Mark Kerr-Jarrett (second left), were joined by Phillip De Waal and his wife British High Commissioner Judith Slater for a Page 2 moment. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Happy Hour - Elizabeth Anderson and Jimmy Sabia of Be Happy Villa (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Out for a Cause - Spratmedia principal Bruce Hart and Christina Costantini of Evita's Italian Restaurant (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Picture-Perfect - Stella by the Sea guests Edward Davis and Marsha Scott. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)