Thursday, September 6, 2012

Friday To-Do: 'Good People'

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM

The Weekend Theaters production of Good People opens Friday and stars, from left, Duane Jackson, Felicia Richardson and Patti Airoldi.
  • The Weekend Theater's production of "Good People" opens Friday and stars, from left, Duane Jackson, Felicia Richardson and Patti Airoldi.

'GOOD PEOPLE'
7:30 p.m. The Weekend Theater. $12-$16.

David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People" concerns South Boston native Margie, a hardworking single mom of a disabled child, who gets fired from her job as a cashier. For help, she turns to Mike, an old boyfriend and now a highly successful doctor.

Variety critic Marilyn Stasio called "Good People" a "tough and tender play about the insurmountable class divide between those who make it out of this blue-collar Irish neighborhood and those who find themselves left behind."

Frances McDormand won a Tony for her portrayal of Margie, and "Good People" was also nominated for Best Play.

"It's a very thought-provoking and entertaining show," director Andy Hall said in a press release. "It is about the economic times, but more than that, it's about people — we all have different sides, we're many shades of gray."

The Weekend Theater's production of "Good People" runs Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 17.

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