Aston Cooke’s award-winning Single Entry is a hilarious Jamaican comedy set in present time. It looks at the lives of two Jamaican women desirous of migrating to the US in search of a better life and the ingenious strategies they crafted to obtain the much coveted US visas. From the funeral of a non- existent relative to a wannabe ‘uptowner’ who wants to ‘dash up’ to NY to visit a friend, the sisters cook up reasons for travel complete with forged passports, bank statements and employer’s letters and stand in line at the US Consulate.
To the disappointment of the women, the Big Apple isn’t everything it is boasted to be as their first night revealed an apartment building that is just as run down as where they were from in Jamaica. More drama unfolds as playwright Cooke explores man/woman, parent/child relationships, drug dealing in New York, but most importantly, the resilience of these two Jamaican women facing economic hardships while vowing to stay in NY despite the conditions.
Single Entry is filled with side-splitting laughter and warm nostalgia. Single Entry won the 2003 Jamaican Actor Boy Award for BEST COMEDY.
Directed by Joyce Sylvester
Featuring: Carlene Taylor, Dianne Dixon, Ronald Millwood, Curt Hampstead