Good People

Critics

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Reviews: 5

Audience

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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in this Broadway hit. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh coming to terms with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood offers the same lack of opportunity it always has. For most people, it's a place where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills — and church bingo is a big night out on the town. Facing eviction, Margie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs … and Margie is way out of her element there. With a keen eye for character and an uncanny sense of humor, Good People explores the struggles, shifting loyalties, and unshakeable hope that comes with having next to nothing in America.

Reviews

With stellar direction by Jocelyn A. Brown and a convincing cast of performers, Lindsay-Abaire's drama is brought to life on the Chance Theater's Cripe Stage, and it remains as relevant in the Trump-era of 2018 as it was when it was written nearly a decade ago, if not more so.

sweet - Ben Miles - ShowMag.com - ...read full review


Strong acting throughout, including Alec Kenney and Karen Webster, and no-nonsense direction by Jocelyn A. Brown that captures all the humor and poignancy of the play without overplaying anything.  It's chock full of laughs and shocking dramatic turns, often back-to-back... Opening night stirred a rousing standing ovation from the audience and I would anticipate more to come.

sweet - Keister Scott - The Orange Curtain Review - ...read full review


All of these issues and a few more come into play in David Lindsay-Abaire's “Good People.” The 2011 dramedy receives an auspicious Orange County premiere at Chance Theater, where the skilled playwright delivers the same brutal honesty as seen in such modern classics as “Kimberly Akimbo” and “Rabbit Hole.”

sweet - Eric Marchese - OC Register - ...read full review


Few playwrights have managed to blend laugh-out-loud humor with heart-wrenching poignancy to the degree accomplished by David Lindsay-Abaire in his brilliantly devised play "Good People," currently on stage at the Chance Theater in Anaheim... "Good People" is the sort of production one would expect to find at an established professional theater such as South Coast Repertory.

sweet - Tom Titus - LA Times - ...read full review


Good People is that rarity among plays, one that not only surprises, entertains, and engrosses but gets even better when you go back knowing what you didn't suspect the first time round. Expect to be thinking and talking about the latest Chance Theater winner long after its final fade to black.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


With stellar direction by Jocelyn A. Brown and a convincing cast of performers, Lindsay-Abaire's drama is brought to life on the Chance Theater's Cripe Stage, and it remains as relevant in the Trump-era of 2018 as it was when it was written nearly a decade ago, if not more so.

sweet - Ben Miles - ShowMag.com - ...read full review


Strong acting throughout, including Alec Kenney and Karen Webster, and no-nonsense direction by Jocelyn A. Brown that captures all the humor and poignancy of the play without overplaying anything.  It's chock full of laughs and shocking dramatic turns, often back-to-back... Opening night stirred a rousing standing ovation from the audience and I would anticipate more to come.

sweet - Keister Scott - The Orange Curtain Review - ...read full review


All of these issues and a few more come into play in David Lindsay-Abaire's “Good People.” The 2011 dramedy receives an auspicious Orange County premiere at Chance Theater, where the skilled playwright delivers the same brutal honesty as seen in such modern classics as “Kimberly Akimbo” and “Rabbit Hole.”

sweet - Eric Marchese - OC Register - ...read full review


Few playwrights have managed to blend laugh-out-loud humor with heart-wrenching poignancy to the degree accomplished by David Lindsay-Abaire in his brilliantly devised play "Good People," currently on stage at the Chance Theater in Anaheim... "Good People" is the sort of production one would expect to find at an established professional theater such as South Coast Repertory.

sweet - Tom Titus - LA Times - ...read full review


Good People is that rarity among plays, one that not only surprises, entertains, and engrosses but gets even better when you go back knowing what you didn't suspect the first time round. Expect to be thinking and talking about the latest Chance Theater winner long after its final fade to black.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review