I recently attended the play Good People at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. The play is set in present day South Boston, also known as “Southie”. It was written by David Lindsay-Abaire and this production was directed by David Saint. The story focuses on Margie, a middle aged single mom of her disabled daughter Joyce. After Margie loses her job, she reaches a dead end and needs to make ends meet. One of her friends recommends that she reach out to a former flame from her childhood for help. She takes the advice, and the story unfolds from there.
This play deals with economic troubles, friendship, love, sacrifice, diversity, and especially how the place you come from changes who you are.
I think that when a play, or movie, or any form of art makes you discuss and think about it afterwards, that is the sign of good art. This play definitely made me do that and I very much enjoyed it. It was a thought-provoking and engaging play that tackled some very important and current issues. I would highly recommend checking the print version out or catching a production of it if you are ever near one.
I hope you get a chance to learn more about this play and hope you enjoy it!
Maddie, Northeast Teen Adviser