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Happy New Year, Good People of AFD!

What does it mean to be Good People? To be kind? generous? honest? prosperous? loyal?
What does it take to be Good Theater? To be funny? dramatic? gripping? scathing?
Join us to explore these questions, and more, at the AFD production of Good People,” the crackerjack play by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Some AFD favorites are pulling no punches in depicting memorable, vibrant characters. Dayle Ballentine will break your heart as Maggie. Iain Bason will rattle you with his character Mike, a good guy? maybe. Jennifer Bubriski will make you laugh out loud as the Mean Jean who’s a loyal friend above all. Cheryl Carter-Miller delivers some of the best zingers written in theater in the last many years with gusto. Matthew Arnold as Stevie brings humor, hurt, and heart to a young guy caught between a rock and a hard place. Shalaye Camillo has a quiet and intense presence as the wife and mother…
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

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.”

And we ask you to be Good People, too, and help us spread the word. 

This is promising to be one of our best plays, in one of our best seasons, ever. We need people to come see it! Please help by forwarding and inviting your friends. They will thank you. We will thank you.

“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.

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