Kentwood Players - Now Playing
Good People

by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Gail Bernardi
Produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth
May 12 – June 17, 2017
Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm
GOOD PEOPLE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Good People centers on life in South Boston, a working-class neighborhood on hard times, which is no joke for single mother Margaret Walsh. Fired from her job, facing eviction and with nowhere to turn, she and her grown, disabled daughter, represent a large portion of today's society. Will she get a break from her young manager at the Dollar Store or the landlady with a craft business selling googly-eyed rabbits, or the man from her past, now a successful doctor, who left town at a crucial moment long ago?

With cutting humor and amazing realism, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsey-Abaire creates a loving portrait of his hometown and a relatable story of socioeconomic struggle. In the world of Good People, acts of sacrifice and gestures of kindness come at the most surprising moments and from the most unexpected sources, posing questions we often ask ourselves; how important is the element of luck vs. hard work in any of our lives, and what constitutes the fine line that blurs both ideologies?

Character

CAST

Played by
Margie ············ Susan Stangl
Stevie ············ Beau Smith
Dottie ············ Margie Bates
Jean ············ Melodie S. Rivers
Mike ············ Scot Renfro
Kate ············ Allison Reeves

CAST PICTURES

The old gang from Southie in Good People
While meeting in the alley behind the Dollar Store, Margie tells her boss, “You should make them give you an office, Stevie. It stinks out here.”
To avoid being fired for absences at the Dollar Store, Margie tells Stevie, “I’ll get a new babysitter!”
Three best friends deal with their tough lives in South Boston.
Jean, Margie and Dottie enjoy a morning coffee klatch.
Best friends Jean and Margie enjoy a heartfelt laugh over coffee.
Dottie asks Margie, “Who will pay your rent next month?”
Kate welcomes Dr. Mike home from a tough day at the office.
Dr. Mike admits, “I wish I had a job for you, Margie.”
Dr. Mike pleads with his wife, “But Kate, you don’t understand my friendship with Margie.”
Photos by Shari Barrett

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