Part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, this new musical is an uplifting and inspiring romantic tale about one woman's determination to escape her tiny trailer park for a larger life. More…
Katy may live in a tiny trailer park, but that doesn't stop her from having enormous dreams. As a single mother, living with her own single mother, she does all she can to get her son out of their "single wide" situation. This includes avoiding all men, especially the type who left her there in the first place. But when her son befriends the reclusive new move-in two trailers down, Katy sees something different in him that makes her take a second look.
"Despite the rom-com plot,'Single Wide' works because none of the characters feel exclusively like archetypes...The country-tinged music succeeds because it tells stories of people living on the sidelines of society, without looking down on them or turning them into poverty porn. Best is the show’s unabashed admiration for womanhood." Full Review
"'Single Wide' treats trailer park residents as actual human beings. And wouldn't you know it, the result is as honest and touching as anything NYMF has seen this year...This is powerful, psychologically astute stuff...Though 'Single Wide' is thoroughly satisfying, it's also clearly still a work in progress." Full Review
"The appeal of this new musical is not derived at the expense of the characters, but in celebration of them...The witty lyrics and the country music are fun. Director Jeff Whiting keeps the action moving, and all of the performances are excellent...Though the story is delightful, the drama stops shy of creating a moving experience." Full Review
"Choreographer/Director Jeff Whiting brings some line dance inspired merriment to the proceedings. But writer Nelson’s book ultimately drags things down...If a trailer park is the ultimate metaphor for going nowhere fast, then 'Single Wide' arrives with an unbalanced load, and a sudden bump at the end." Full Review
See it if You want great music, great acting, great characters with great relationships. Don't be turned off by the description, this show's worth it
Don't see it if Your heart is black and shriveled up.