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Be a Good Little Widow, by Bekah Brunstetter

Presented by Unexpected Stage Company at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda MD

Jul 12 - Aug 05, 2018

Be a Good Little Widow, by Bekah Brunstetter

A quirky comedy by “This is Us” 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 expert, never-ending, yet well-meaning, 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

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Ticket Prices – Save when you purchase in advance!

Pay-What-You-Wish Preview (July 12 eve)
Reserve Tickets online or by phone in advance, and pay what you wish at the door

Preview Performances (July 13 eve, July 14 matinee):
$10 advanced sale
$12 at the door

Thursday/Friday evenings:
$20 advanced sale
$22.50 at door

Saturday/Sunday matinees:
$22.50 advanced sale
$25 at the door

Saturday evenings:
$27.50 advanced sale
$29.50 at the door

With a big thanks to Montgomery County’s Executive Ball Funds, we are happy to be able to provide FREE tickets to students and teachers.*

Senior, military, and group sales discounts are available!

*Free student/teacher tickets while supplies last. Up to a total of 80 tickets will be provided for the run of Be a Good Little Widow.

Contact: 3013378290


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Additional time info:

Opening Night: Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. — complimentary refreshments following the performance

Post-show Discussion: Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. — a post-performance discussion with members of the cast/production team following the performance

Benefit Performance: The Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 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 Healing and Loss 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.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Photo by Rachel Ellis. Nick Duckworth (Craig), Ruthie Rado (Melody), and Emilly Morrison (Hope)


  • Sneak peek at Unexpected Stage's 2018 summer production of Bekah Brunstetter's "Be a Good Little Widow." Video and photography by Rachel Ellis.


River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817

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