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Good People

"As tough as it is tender, and shot through with aching authenticity, "Good People" is that rare play that is timeless and keyed into a specific moment of American life, without the need to grasp for topicality...Bringing the same clear-eyed emotional observation that distinguished his Pulitzer Prize-winner "Rabbit Hole," Lindsay-Abaire has crafted another penetrating drama about deeply relatable issues." -David Rooney, "Hollywood Reporter" "Searing, superbly written...this is a well-made play, in the best sense of the term." -Chris Jones, "Chicago Tribune" "If "Good People" isn't a hit for Manhattan Theatre Club, there is no justice in the land. Lindsay-Abaire pays his respects to his old South Boston neighborhood with this 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." -Marilyn Stasio, "Variety" "Substantial, tender yet often howlingly funny...delectably uncomfortable to sit through. I'd call it a smart, painful social comedy with a head and a heart." -Dominic Maxwell, "The Times (UK)" With his signature humor, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America. Set in Boston's Southie neighborhood, where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, we meet Margaret Walsh, who is facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break. When a friend from the old neighborhood, who is now very successful, moves back to town, Margaret hopes he may be the ticket to turning her life around. David Lindsay-Abaire is the Pulitzer-winning author of "Rabbit Hole," which was made into a feature film. He is the author of "Good People," "Fuddy Meers," "Wonder of the World," "A Devil Inside" and "Kimberly Akimbo," as well as the book and lyrics to "Shrek the Musical." He has written the screenplays for "Rabbit Hole," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Oz: The Great and Powerful." Born in South Boston, he now lives in Brooklyn.
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David Lindsay-Abaire is the Pulitzer-winning author of Rabbit Hole, which was made into a feature film. He is the author of Good People, Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World, A Devil Inside and Kimberly Akimbo, as well as the book and lyrics to Shrek the Musical. He has written the screenplays for Rabbit Hole, Rise of the Guardians and Oz: The Great and Powerful. Born in South Boston, he now lives in Brooklyn.


"A lyrical and understanding chronicler of people who somehow become displaced within their own lives. . . . Mr. Lindsay-Abaire has shown a special affinity for female characters suddenly forced to re-evaluate the roles by which they define themselves."--The New York Times "Lindsay-Abaire's complex characters illustrate the difficult choices people will make to achieve their ambitions or retain their own sense of pride, along with the importance of luck in escaping poverty. By the end of the play, the near impossibility of always being 'good people' is searingly apparent." -Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press

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