Meg Flather wrote the solo musical Hold on Tight about caring for her mother, who had dementia. Flather tells her story through monologue and song. A singer/songwriter, Flather has won several Bistro and MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs) awards. Fans of the contemporary singer/songwriter style will be delighted by the sweet, genuine songs in Hold on Tight and Flather’s touching and, at times, comedic delivery.
Flather talks about the progression of her mother’s illness in ways that feel authentic, sad, and funny. Many adult children will empathize with the shift from child to parent, which becomes necessary when a parent’s health declines. While some of the anecdotes are particular to a specific segment of Manhattan and may not be broadly relatable, Flather offers a lesson for everyone: that rewards can come from approaching an unfortunate situation with patience and fluid expectations. The show ends with Flather letting go of her mother and having a final word with her deceased father. Hold on Tight is an intimate love letter to her parents.
"Hold on Tight: A Love Story"
Written/Performed by Meg Flather
Directed by Lenny Watts
Musically Directed by Tracy Stark
October 8, 2022
The 13th United Solo Festival
October 4- November 20, 2022
410 West 42nd (btw 9th and 10th Avenue)
STEPHANIE EAGAN is a professional writer based in NJ. A fan of every type of live performance imaginable, from taiko drumming to political performance art, she travels the tri-state area and beyond in search of music, art, theater, and excellent coffee.