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Mala

Mala

Melinda Lopez

OCT 27 - NOV 20, 2016



Boston Globe

“An unflinching look at loss”

“piercingly honest, exquisitely moving”

“a richly layered work”



WBUr's the artery

“ArtsEmerson Nails The World Premiere Of Melinda Lopez's 'Mala'”

“An exquisitely fashioned theater piece, brimming with humor, frustration and honesty as biting as the wind, snow and Arctic fantasy that blow through it.”



Metrowest daily news

“A courageous performance”



White Rhino Report

“Remarkable”

“A gripping deep dive into examining death, our reaction to it, and how it can encourage us to value life.”



Wickedlocal: Bedford playwright premieres one-woman play

"The play opens the door for conversation in the universal struggle to support those they love in dying, especially when all they’ve ever known in life is how to survive."



Theatermania: Melinda Lopez writes a play about the heartbreak of watching parents grow old.

“deeply affecting”

“under the sensitive direction of David Dower, she expresses her changes of mood and emotion without artifice, as if she were reliving the moments of the anguish and the joy of loving — and understanding — another person so fully. “



LOPEZ’S ‘MALA’: A PAINFUL JOURNEY BEAUTIFULLY TOLD



City names Oct. 29 after BU professor, playwright Melinda Lopez



Boston Magazine

"[Mala is] a daring departure for Lopez”

“She is the ultimate collaborator—intelligent, generous, open, and kind."



Boston Globe Preview

"That the experience of truly becoming an adult, because you don’t have a parent, is terrifying."



Artsfuse Preview

“Theater is my pathway to sanity,” Melinda Lopez explains. “Everything I write, every thing I create as a writer and an actress, is deeply personal for me, and by expressing it, I stay sane.”



Wicked Local: Bedford playwright chronicles life with aging parents

“If one of the keys to writing a successful play is to find a subject that everyone can relate to, then Bedford playwright Melinda Lopez may have hit a gold mine.”



The Boston Globe: Critic's Pick

“World premiere of a sometimes somber, sometimes funny solo show, written and performed by the gifted playwright-actress Melinda Lopez (“Sonia Flew,’’ “Becoming Cuba’’), about coping with the hectic demands of her own life while moving her beloved Cuban-American mother into hospice care and facing the inevitability of losing her.”