Be A Good Little Widow

by  Bekah Brunstetter

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"Delicately satisfying...[Ms. Brunstetter] writes fresh, unfussy dialogue and characters who earn their laughs and emotional moments by honest means." – The New York Times


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Be A Good Little Widow

by  Bekah Brunstetter

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    2m, 2f

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Young wife Melody has never been to a funeral – until her husband dies in a plane crash. Expected to instantly assume proper widowhood, Melody is left to wonder, what's the right way to grieve? Fortunately, her mother-in-law is a professional. Widow, that is. Under her guidance, Melody must try her best to be a good little widow. A sad comedy about loss and longing.
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CRITIC'S PICK "[Brunstetter] writes fresh, unfussy dialogue and characters who earn their laughs and emotional moments by honest means. It’s evident that she feels a generous affection for all four people onstage..." - The New York Times, Read More 

"Brunsetter’s script tackles the themes of grief and death in a nuanced, authentic way, focusing on the smaller moments rather than overly dramatic tear-filled ones." Theatre is Easy, Read More 

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  • No Special Cautions

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  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: A living room.

Casting

2m, 2f
MELODY - a young wife, 26
CRAIG - her slightly older husband, 30
BRAD - Craig’s friend and co-worker; Melody’s age
HOPE - mid-50s, Craig’s mother, a widow since ’82
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Authors

Bekah Brunstetter

Bekah hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Plays include The Cake (Ojai Playwrights Conference), Going to a Place where you already are (South Coast Repertory), The Oregon Trail (Portland Center Stage Fall 2016, O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Flying V) Cutie and Bear ( Round ...

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Be a Good Little Widow premiered at Ars Nova in New York City in May 2011 under the direction of Stephen Brackett.

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