The Middlebury Community Players will present David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Good People February 9–12, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Showtimes are 7:30 Thursday through Saturday, with a 2:00 matinee on Sunday.
Good People is a brisk South Boston comedy written in the key of ‘Margie Walsh.’ A feisty single mother who can’t catch a break, Margie is getting fired – again. As if this weren’t humiliating enough, Margie’s landlord reacts to the news by threatening her with eviction.
Desperate, Margie takes a friend’s advice and looks up an old flame who “got out” of “Southie” and “made good.” He and his wife are living quite well, but he seems more concerned with keeping Southie out of his office (and his living room) than with helping an old friend. Thus begins the slow, tortuous unraveling of two carefully crafted versions of one shared history. What she calls luck he calls perseverance. What she calls secrets he calls lies.
Caught in the crossfire, his wife finds it surprisingly difficult to choose sides.
Comic relief is provided by Bingo scenes with Margie’s ex-boss Stevie and her cronies Jean and Dottie.
Pulitzer Prize–winning Lindsay-Abaire’s tough and tender portrait of his childhood neighborhood questions class, race, privilege, power, and personal truth. His thought-provoking play constantly switches between heart-breaking and side-splitting and provides a theatrical experience no audience will ever forget. Cast members are Kate La Rivière, Christopher Ross, Tami Shearer, Maria Stockman, Sarah Stone and Alex Nicosia. Please note that the play contains profanity and mature themes.
Thursday, February 9 – 7:30pm – $12 for Opening Night
Friday, February 10 – 7:30pm – $17
Saturday, February 11 – 7:30pm – $17
Sunday, February 12 – 2:00pm matinee – $17
For tickets, call or stop by the Town Hall Theater Box Office,
802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday noon to 5pm,
or online anytime at Town Hall Theater website
CONCESSION SALES SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS!
Once again, we invite our loyal members and patrons to help! Please enjoy goodies at intermission during Good People, and also consider donating home-baked goods for us to sell, or working a shift as a seller. The Players have distributed $20,000 in scholarships to graduating high school students who have worked with us or to children and adults to take classes at Town Hall Theater, just since 2010!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOOD PEOPLE is presented through special arrangement
with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.