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Be a Good Little Widow, by Bekah Brunstetter
River Road Unitarian Church (Fireside Room)
Bethesda, MD
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Be a Good Little Widow, by Bekah Brunstetter
A quirky comedy by This is Us writer/producer Bekah Brunstetter, Be a Good Little Widow, contemplates how devotion and hope can persevere in the midst of unexpected loss.

Life can be messy. Melody thought being a young wife was hard, until she became a widow. As she contemplates the proper way to grieve, her mother-in-law is by her side with never-ending, yet well-meaning, expert advice. From dutiful black dresses to inappropriate outbursts, Melody navigates an unchartered course towards understanding what it means to find someone through losing them. Brunstetter's quirky comedy contemplates how devotion and hope can persevere in the midst of unexpected loss.

The New York Times declared "Be a Good Little Widow" to be "Delicately satisfying...[Ms. Brunstetter] writes fresh, unfussy dialogue and characters who earn their laughs and emotional moments by honest means." According to Backstage, "Bekah Brunstetter's powerful new play marries the humor and sadness of grief. Brunstetter's words pierce the soul, and she makes the depths of the human experience profoundly relatable."

Great news! Thanks to funding from the Montgomery County Executive's Ball and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, we are able to provide up to a total of 160 tickets free of charge to teachers and students for "Be a Good Little Widow," pending availability. Please select the student/teacher ticket option to reserve your free today. For student/teacher tickets, please check in at the box office by 7:15 p.m. that evening -- any free student/teacher tickets not claimed by that time may be released.

Please note: Be a Good Little Widow contains strong language/themes. If you should have any questions, please feel free to let us know.


The Thursday, July 12 7:30 p.m. performance is Pay-What-You-Wish. Reserve your tickets ahead of time here, and then pay what you'd like to at the door. Please check in at the box office by 7:15 p.m. that evening -- any Pay-What-You-Wish tickets not claimed by that time may be released.

The Friday, July 13 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 2:00 p.m. performances are discounted preview performances.

Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. -- opening night, complimentary refreshments following the performance

The Saturday, July 28 2 p.m. performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with members of the cast and production team.

The Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. performance benefits the Wendt Center for Healing and Loss, with half of all tickets sales going to support this local non-profit. Since 1975, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing has helped people in the greater Washington area rebuild a sense of safety and hope after experiencing a loss, life-threatening illness, violence, or other trauma. Nationally recognized for its expertise in grief, trauma and mental health, with a focus on the needs of the underserved, the Wendt Center provides an array of holistic services for children, teens, adults, families, and the local communities.


River Road Unitarian Church (Fireside Room) (View)
6301 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Unexpected Stage Company
On BPT Since: Jan 31, 2014
Unexpected Stage Company

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