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Good People

Good People

Dark Comedy Broadway Smash

by David Lindsay-Abaire
directed by Jackie Maxwell
in the Kreeger
February 1 – March 10, 2013

“Very fine … one of the more subtly surprising treats of this theater season.” – New York Times

Enter South Boston's Lower End, where minimum wage is the maximum wage and hard work and sacrifice doesn’t ensure success. Facing eviction, single mother and mouthy ‘Southie’ native Margaret Walsh reunites with an old flame who ‘made good’ hoping that his fortune can somehow improve her own. But not every man wants to relive his past, and with each surprising twist of their meeting they discover the dire costs the truth can hold. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsey-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and named the Best Play by the New York Drama Critic’s Circle during its Broadway run, Good People is a “poignant, brave and almost subversive” (New York Post) drama about life in a broke and broken American town.