Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing the Tony-nominated play “Good People” starring Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, the author of the critically acclaimed and 2007 Pulitzer winner “Rabbit Hole.” Lindsay-Abaire does not shy away from difficult subjects and this is no exception. However, unlike “Rabbit Hole,” the wonderfully written play is filled with wit and humor. Estelle Parsons, a Broadway veteran, and the rest of the supporting cast are terrific but it is McDormand who absolutely steals the show with her delivery. She is one of the most talented actresses around and I was thrilled to get to the chance to see her live.
Here is the description provided on the website:
“Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo…where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills…and where Margie Walsh was just let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has to find out.”
Running through May 29th, you must see this excellently written and acted play.