Good People

Monday, October 27, At 7:30 P.M.

By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Annie Hinton

Featuring Sandy Campbell, Susan Clausen, Jason Heil, M Susan Peck, Hunter Saling and Whitney Thomas

Good People

Caution: The play Good People contains Adult Language and Adult Situations

This play is about Margie.  She’s hard-up: middle aged, a single Mom of a disabled daughter and freshly out-of-work from a minimum wage job.  And she is from South Boston (as is the playwright). A Southie is generally Irish, short tempered and carries a fierce attitude…and many Southies, like Margie, never make it out of the neighborhood.

But Margie, down on her luck, seeks out someone who did get out and ‘make it,’ an old high school boyfriend, Mike, now a very successful doctor.  She’s looking for a job, or a helping hand, and she thinks she knows all the right buttons to push. After coming up with a plan while commiserating with her landlady and a girlfriend over bingo and beer, she sets sail for Mike’s office and upscale suburban home in Chestnut Hill.

Playwright Lindsay-Abaire’s stories are always told with great helpings of humor between layers of serious questions.  Are we products of our environment, living in the past while trying to move forward, or are some folks just more fortunate? The contrasts between Mike and Margie’s lives – what could be and what might have been – seem as much about what happened and what did not, choices that make us or break us when combined with small twists of fate.

Masterful & oh-so-compellingTHE BOSTON GLOBE

Scrappy characters, tremendous appeal, lucky breaksVARIETY

Aching authenticity with warming doses of humorHOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Wonderful!  Poignant, brave and almost subversiveNEW YORK POST


2011 TONY AWARDS: Nominee Best Play, Winner Outstanding Actress Frances McDormand

2011 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD:  Nominee Distinguished Play and Performance


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From Interstate 5, exit La Costa Avenue, going east for approximately 1 mile. Turn left on El Camino Real and travel north for approximately 1.5 miles. At the light after the light at Alga/Aviara, turn left onto Dove Lane and into the library parking lot. Schulman Auditorium is on the left at the entrance of the library.

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