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Debra Ehrhardt's Cocktales was packed full of boundless energy, as Montegonians got front-row seats into the life of the actress who possesses a rare ability to put on a one-woman show.

Organised by the University of the West Indies Western Jamaica Campus Ambassadorial Corps, the fundraiser was sold out on the first night, as patrons flocked the Fairfield Theatre to find out why Ehrhardt cried "Shame on Me".

Eighty minutes of humour and sexual liberation later, and it was obvious this actress had nothing to be ashamed of. Her colourful history of a lifetime of encounters with testosterone-fuelled gentlemen - and not-so-gentle men - had certainly given her a lot of 'material' from which to create a memorable evening of theatre.

Those who came out had a lot to say. "She was brilliant, we are lucky to have an inspiring actress like Debra who has not forgotten her roots, and have come back to Jamaica to contribute to and encourage budding artists to be their best and aim for the stars," said UWI ambassador Paula Kerr-Jarrett.

Amazed and mesmerised by the performance, Kerr-Jarrett said Ehrhardt was a ball of electricity.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Western Jamaica Campus' thrust to develop our aspiring young minds.

Outlook brings you highlights of the event, which was staged recently in Montego Bay.