Be a Good Little Widow


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 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.” 

Presented by Unexpected Stage Company

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$10 - $30

Discount Tickets Available Free student/teacher tickets (pending availability). Preview, Senior, Military, Group Discounts Available

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Box Office Phone: 800-838-3006

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 07/12/2018 - 08/05/2018
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 7:30pm--
Saturday 2:00pm7:30pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 07/12/2018 - 7:30pm Pay What You Wish Performance
  • 07/13/2018 - 7:30pm Preview Performance
  • 07/14/2018 - 2:00pm Preview Performance
  • 07/28/2018 - 2:00pm Post-Show Discussion
  • 07/29/2018 - 2:00pm Benefit Performance: Wendt Ctr
Performer Role
Ruthie Rado Melody
Emily Morrison Hope
Nick Duckworth Craig
Lansing O'Leary Brad
Production Personnel
Bekah Brunstetter
Christopher Goodrich
Costume Designer
Debra Klein
Set Designer
Michael Cherry
Sound Designer
Matthew Mills
Lighting Designer
Andrew Dodge
Chelsea Radigan, Assistant Director


River Road Unitarian Church
6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Be a Good Little Widow Trailer