Good People

Good People

by David Lindsay-Abaire
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Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822225492
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/27/2012
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

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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Good People 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great example of modern playwriting, and an easy and engaging read. The characters have wonderful and engaging journeys. David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People" definitely challenges your moral compass and your ideas of social justice and who is owed what.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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J23 More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful play from David Lindsay-Abaire. Great understanding of people's characters and a very real situation they find themselves in.
RandallDavidCook More than 1 year ago
David Lindsay-Abaire's brilliant new play touches on a topic that most American writers avoid: class differences, and how they affect and touch so many aspects of our lives.