Widows Anonymous

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In the circle that is Widows Anonymous, five characters come together to share stories, secrets and the brutal humor that is being a widow in modern times. As they discover, there is no short cut, no alternate route, and the only way out is through. Welcome to the front lines.

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"Marianne Simon surrenders herself to this deeply personal subject matter with the grace of a butterfly and the strength of an ox. She gently weaves her story together with lyrical gestures, from-the-gut vocal control, and eyes that sparkle with life-affirming revelation that can only come from not getting over, but rather getting through grief. She is a masterful storyteller and a beacon of hope for anyone who needs to be reminded that all that matters in the end is love."

sweet - Jessica Durdock Moreno


"An amazing look at ‘widowhood’ – both gut wrenching at times, and a look at the humerous aspects of the experiences and frustrations of ‘the loss.’ The stories of all the widows were well crafted and much personal insight and pain could be felt through all of them from Marianne’s performance. The time just sped by, getting glimpses of all of the 5 different women. The changes in lighting, movement, and voice was so surprising to discover a new personality. The stories were so different and I was moved by each character in a different way. I was touched very much by honesty and emotion in the acting of each character. The parting words were the gem of the show. It is valuable knowledge to those who have not come through that awful door of Loss and Grief. And in the end, you get a brief glimpse at the proverbial 'light at the end of the tunnel,' but it came not as a 'duh' ending moment, but a subtle wave through the emotional turmoil that is grief. Don't miss this play - it is cathartic for those going through or having gone through the grieving process, and an eye opener for those lucky enough not yet to have been affected by loss."

sweet - Sharon McCabe


"I came to see the play to support my friend Marianne. It’s been along time since I attended a small stage play. I was really surprised, actually overwhelmed, by how good this play really was. With no props, or music, a one person show. It was either very well written, or exceptionally well acted, probably both. With only two shows left, I’ve got to make sure I let my people know to not miss this one."

sweet - William E. Holzer


"Marianne Simon lost her husband 2 years ago very suddenly and she wrote this piece to give voice to some of what one goes through after suffering such a devastating loss. Her performance was heart-breaking and yet filled with love and humor….genuine and real….we join in bearing witness to each character she portrays in the Widows Anonymous group as they put words to their pain while being raw and real and yet finding moments to smile and laugh. Marianne has a unique ability to weave the ache in her heart with the bittersweet and the love…..we cry and laugh along with her. I was profoundly moved by Widows Anonymous and recommend it highly! Her parting words were to let those you love know it. I’m doing just that this morning….❤️"

sweet - Tina Cameron


"Marianne Simon surrenders herself to this deeply personal subject matter with the grace of a butterfly and the strength of an ox. She gently weaves her story together with lyrical gestures, from-the-gut vocal control, and eyes that sparkle with life-affirming revelation that can only come from not getting over, but rather getting through grief. She is a masterful storyteller and a beacon of hope for anyone who needs to be reminded that all that matters in the end is love."

sweet - Jessica Durdock Moreno


"An amazing look at ‘widowhood’ – both gut wrenching at times, and a look at the humerous aspects of the experiences and frustrations of ‘the loss.’ The stories of all the widows were well crafted and much personal insight and pain could be felt through all of them from Marianne’s performance. The time just sped by, getting glimpses of all of the 5 different women. The changes in lighting, movement, and voice was so surprising to discover a new personality. The stories were so different and I was moved by each character in a different way. I was touched very much by honesty and emotion in the acting of each character. The parting words were the gem of the show. It is valuable knowledge to those who have not come through that awful door of Loss and Grief. And in the end, you get a brief glimpse at the proverbial 'light at the end of the tunnel,' but it came not as a 'duh' ending moment, but a subtle wave through the emotional turmoil that is grief. Don't miss this play - it is cathartic for those going through or having gone through the grieving process, and an eye opener for those lucky enough not yet to have been affected by loss."

sweet - Sharon McCabe


"I came to see the play to support my friend Marianne. It’s been along time since I attended a small stage play. I was really surprised, actually overwhelmed, by how good this play really was. With no props, or music, a one person show. It was either very well written, or exceptionally well acted, probably both. With only two shows left, I’ve got to make sure I let my people know to not miss this one."

sweet - William E. Holzer


"Marianne Simon lost her husband 2 years ago very suddenly and she wrote this piece to give voice to some of what one goes through after suffering such a devastating loss. Her performance was heart-breaking and yet filled with love and humor….genuine and real….we join in bearing witness to each character she portrays in the Widows Anonymous group as they put words to their pain while being raw and real and yet finding moments to smile and laugh. Marianne has a unique ability to weave the ache in her heart with the bittersweet and the love…..we cry and laugh along with her. I was profoundly moved by Widows Anonymous and recommend it highly! Her parting words were to let those you love know it. I’m doing just that this morning….❤️"

sweet - Tina Cameron