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Melinda Lopez to Direct 'Widow's Walk' This Saturday in Lexington

The upcoming edition of Munroe Saturday Nights will feature Deirdre Girard’s “Widow’s Walk” as directed by Melinda Lopez.

Award winning director, playwright and actress Melinda Lopez will direct Deirdre Girard’s new play, “Widow’s Walk,” in a play reading that headlines the next Munroe Saturday Nights event, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 2. 

The reading features a professional cast, appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association, according to a press release, and will be presented at the Community of Christ, located at 1386 Massachusetts Ave.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free, though donations are accepted. As well, eservations are encouraged for what organizers anticiapte will be a standing room-only event. Make yours by emaling: Saturdays@munroecenter.com.

From the press release:

Deirdre Girard received her MFA in playwriting from Boston University.  She has had plays produced at festivals throughout New England in the last few years including the Boston Theatre Marathon, SlamBoston, the Kennedy Center American College Festival, New Works Festival at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, and the Turtle Lane Playhouse Winter Festival. She is a 2012/2013 Playwriting Fellow with the New Repertory Theatre.

Melinda Lopez has been named to a three-year playwright residency at the Huntington Theater in Boston as part of a $3.7 million initiative by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lopez is one of 14 playwrights around the country to be granted such a residency;  she teaches theater studies and playwriting at Wellesley College and Boston University.  She is currently completing an acting engagement with the Huntington Theater Company in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.”

The reading of “Widow’s Walk” continues Munroe Saturday Night’s acclaimed practice of offering staged readings of new plays. The distinguished cast of actors, which includes Amelia Broome, Sarah Newhouse, Robert Pemberton, Bobbie Steinbach, and Debra Wise, have performed with some of the greater Boston area’s most important theaters, including the Huntington Theater Company, Actors Shakespeare Project, New Rep, the Lyric Stage Company, as well as Trinity Repertory Company and the Underground Railway Theater.   

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