Newly Wed Becomes Widow in Be A Good Little Widow

by Valerie Summers

It almost feels like the audience members are peeping Toms snooping through the living room window in Be A Good Little Widow now playing at the Odyssey Theatre.  Young Melody, a newly wed with a new husband, a new town, a new home and a new mother in law is trying to adapt to her new life.  She is deeply in love with her husband who unfortunately has a lot of traveling involved in his business.  His mother comes with the package… a very attractive, bossy woman with lots of suggestions for how they should live their lives.  Sadly, Melody’s life as a newlywed ends suddenly with an accident and she becomes a widow who has never been to a funeral but now must arrange one.  She takes us on a roller coaster ride through her emotions from bliss to confusion to sorrow to some inappropriate behavior while coping with a male employee of her late spouse and her new mother in law who has tried to take over her life.

Written by Peabody Award winning Writer/Producer Bekah Brunstetter , the show is an emotional comedy about loss and longing. Adrienne Visnic as the young widow goes through a grieving process of varying behaviors while not only having to cope with her loss but having to deal with her new mother in law and planning a funeral.  She has never even been to one.  The mother in law, Sandy Bainum, is transformed from a stylish, bossy, classy woman to a bossy grieving mother.  Sterling Knight portrays the loving but very busy with business husband and Khylin Rhambo stars as the employee who tries to comfort the grieving young widow.

May 24-June 9


Odyssey Theatre

2055 South Sepulveda Boulevard

West Los Angeles