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What great writing feels like

This is what great writing feels like: You’re watching a scene in rehearsal for the tenth time, and you’re still laughing out loud. 
Of course, the actors need to be delivering, too. And the director. It doesn’t happen often this way, but when it does, you know you’ve got magic on your hands.
And it’s happening these days at rehearsals for “Good People,” the crackerjack play by David Lindsay-Abaire, set to open in just a couple weeks. When the four actors wisecrack their way through the bingo scene, everyone in the house is struck by the wit, the poignancy, the timing, and the great acting.
Don’t miss the production at AFD. Get your tickets today.
  • Fridays, January 9 and 16, 8pm
  • Saturdays, January 10 and 17, 8pm
  • Sundays, January 11 and 18, 4pm

“Good People” is the Tony Award-winning play that explores shifting loyalties and hopes in South Boston. Margie, struggling to raise her disabled daughter by herself, attempts to get help from an old Southie boyfriend who has “escaped” the neighborhood and “made good” as a respected physician, married to a refined woman of color, and now living in posh Chestnut Hill.

Surrounding Margie are colorful characters from her world of parish bingo games, bars, scratch tickets and welfare… a world that Margie could never escape.

Director Jerry Bisantz is not hesitant to say: “this is the best new play I have read in the last 10 years by an American playwright”. 

Margaret: Dayle Ballentine
Stevie: Matthew Arnold
Dottie: Cheryl Carter-Miller
Jean: Jennifer Bubriski
Mike: Iain Bason
Kate: Shalaye Camillo

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