"BRILLIANT! Stop whatever you're doing and buy your tickets!"-WGBH
"WISE AND WICKED FUNNY! Masterfully written and beautifully directed. The best show on stage right now!"-Joyce Kulhawik
"SERIOUSLY FUNNY! Good People could hardly be more entertaining."-Wicked Local/TAB

In South Boston, this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job.  Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame, hoping he’ll help her make a fresh start in this humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire about how twists of fate determine our path.

"David's play explores complex social questions about class, luck, and escaping our roots with electric energy and sharp humor. Our production marks a homecoming for him, Kate, and this local story." — Artistic Director Peter DuBois 

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  • Good People Curriculum Guide

    Created and curated by the Huntington's Education department, the Good People curriculum guide provides teachers with educational resources to use in conjunction with the play. Learn more about our Student Matinee programs.

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  • David Lindsay-Abaire: From Rabbit Hole to Good People

    When playwright David Lindsay-Abaire looks for his next project, he always pushes himself in a new direction. Over the past decade, his work has spanned both across genres from absurd comedy to naturalistic tragedy and through the different mediums of plays, musicals, and movies. “I love saying yes to things I haven’t done before,” he says. “I challenge myself to do something different just to see if I can.”

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  • An Interview with David Lindsay-Abaire

    Good People playwright David Lindsay-Abaire spoke with Dramaturg Charles Haugland about the South Boston he grew up in and the changes that the neighborhood has experienced.

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Press Reviews

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"BRILLIANT! Stop whatever you're doing and buy your tickets!"-Jared Bowen, WGBH
"WISE AND WICKED FUNNY! Masterfully written and beautifully directed. The best show on stage right now!"-Joyce Kulhawik
"SERIOUSLY FUNNY! Good People could hardly be more entertaining."-Wicked Local/TAB
"Masterful and oh-so-compelling!"-The Boston Globe
"COMPELLING! Brilliantly cast and beautifully staged. A MUST-SEE! Johanna Day, Nancy E. Carrol, and Karen MacDonald are a brilliant threesome to hear and watch. MacDonald's portrayal of Jean is singularly worth the price of admission."-BerkshireFineArts.com
"ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING! Lindsay-Abaire's Southie is a place you'll want to visit."-OnBostonStages.com
"HILARIOUS! It's hard to imagine this sharp-edged, funny, and often bittersweet play without the Huntington ensemble under the direction of Kate Whoriskey."-Cape Cod Times
"Exceptionally well-crafted!"-WBUR
"One of the season's must-sees! Johanna Day triumphs in David Lindsay-Abaire's cracked valentine to Southie."-Hub Review
"From the excellent acting to the ingenious set design, the entire show is sure to entertain and invigorate."-New England Theatre Geek
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Audience Buzz

"GOOD PEOPLE at Huntington Theatre Company tonight was fantastic! Hilarious - cracked up a house full of young and old. An absolute must-see!"-Zach Tucker on Facebook
"Boston theatre fans: Run, don't walk, to see "Good People" @huntington. No one paid me to say this: it is superb on every count."-@julespieri
"Saw 'Good People' @huntington last night. Fantastic start to the new season! Bonus points for pretty much nailing the accents."-@grumbleupagus
"Great production of "Good People" at the Huntington. Been thinking about it since I saw it last night! #Huntington #Goodpeople"-@Mprokop000
#GoodPeople at the @huntington was a fantastic show. Go see it and Laugh! It's hysterical. #BOSthtr"-@apierce610
"#GoodPeople at the @huntington was hilarious from beginning to end. Fun night at the theatre."-@BrandonSigh
"Good People is an engaging social drama involving roots and class. The dialog is well-written with many witty and comic lines. The six performers are great and this is true ensemble acting. Especially appealing to Boston audiences is the setting of Southie and Chestnut Hill. This production should have a very popular run here."-Anonymous on the Blog

Features

  • Good People: Exploring Class In South Boston

    From Radio Boston, Sept. 21, 2012: An exclusive in-depth interview with Good People director David Lindsay-Abaire on his career and his South Boston roots.
  • A Return to Southie, By Way of Broadway

    From The New York Times, Feb. 3, 2011: "David Lindsay-Abaire, who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Rabbit Hole, grew up in South Boston — or Southie, as it’s known — the setting of his much anticipated Broadway follow-up, Good People. While not autobiographical, Good People is the first of Mr. Lindsay-Abaire’s plays to explore the world he came from, and it features a character who, like him, moves away and becomes a success. . . . "
  • Recalling the Lucky Young Scholar

    From The Boston Globe, Mar. 8, 2011: " It’s been more than two decades s since he left South Boston, but David Lindsay-Abaire has come home again. Sure, the Pulitzer Prize-winner — for his play “Rabbit Hole,’’ on which the critically acclaimed 2010 film was based — made frequent visits to his childhood home on West Fifth Street after he left for college. But Lindsay-Abaire, 41, who grew up in Southie in the 1970s and ’80s, was reluctant to write a play set in the proud, insular, working-class neighborhood that helped shape his identity. . . . 

Artists

  • Nancy E. CarrollDottie
  • Johanna DayMargaret Walsh
  • Rachael HolmesKate
  • Michael LaurenceMike
  • Karen MacDonaldJean
  • Nick WestrateStevie
  • David Lindsay-AbairePlaywright
  • Kate WhoriskeyDirector
  • Alexander DodgeLighting Design
  • Ilona SomogyiCostume Design
  • Rob Milburn & Michael BodeenSound Design
  • Matthew RichardsLighting Design
  • Marti McIntoshProduction Stage Manager
  • Kathryn MostStage Manager

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