Good People by David Lindsay-Abaie, is set in the South Boston blue-collar neighborhood where the playwright himself grew up. We meet our protagonist, Margie Walsh, when she is let go from yet another job and faces eviction. She decides to appeal to an old summer flame who has become a wealthy doctor and has left his gritty Southie past behind. Lindsay-Abaire offers us both quiet emotional depth and his carefully observed humor in this exploration of life in America when you’re down and out living a paycheck behind. This 2011 Best Broadway play nominee is a Berkshire County premier sure to loosen audiences up with spontaneous laughter while telling Margie’s compassionate story that reveals strength of hope when faced with economic hardships.
The Theater Barn is pleased to announce that Phil Rice has returned to direct this provocative comedy to close the 37th summer season at the ‘Barn. Rice is remembered most recently for his critically acclaimed production of God of Carnage and Witness For the Prosecution. Rice has assembled a talented troupe of actors including ‘Barn alumni and regional actress, Kathleen Carey playing Margie from Southie. Joining Carey are regional actors Christopher Brophy, Lisa Franklin, Kim Wafer and Barn’ alumni Angela Potrikus and Joseph Sicotte.
Performances of Good People start on Thursday, September 9th and runs until Sunday, September 19th. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the fully air-conditioned Theater Barn. Tickets are $33.00 for the evening performances and $30.00 for the Sunday matinees. Please purchase your own tickets or make reservations on the website, http://www.theaterbarn.com. Don’t miss this popular comedy as we continue to keep theater affordable to ALL and offer young artists a place to grow.