Good People

By David Lindsay-Abaire

Good People

Best Play - New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards 2011

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ISBN: 9781848423824
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 27th February 2014
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: UK Premiere: Hampstead Theatre, London, 2014

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A funny and tender drama that explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

In South Boston you’re starting on the wrong side of the tracks - it's tough just making ends meet. So when sharp-tongued single mother Margie loses yet another job, she’ll do anything it takes to pay the bills. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is back in town, Margot hopes he may be the ticket to turning her life around.

Good People received its UK premiere at the Hampstead Theatre in February 2014. When it was first seen in New York in 2011, it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play and was nominated for two Tony Awards.

'a smart, painful social comedy with a head and a heart'

- The Times

'excellent… a masterpiece of spiky social commentary'

- Metro

'tough, genuinely funny and often deeply moving… the dialogue has a cracking energy and the beady observation of the class divide constantly rings true… shades of Mamet, but Lindsay-Abaire has a bigger and far more generous heart'

- Telegraph

'blisteringly funny… deeply eloquent'

- Evening Standard

'very funny… offers a timely commentary on the gulf between the haves and have-nots'

- Time Out

'tough yet tender… by turns poignant and perceptive, full of twisting, well-plotted surprises'

- The Stage

David Lindsay-Abaire is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the play and screenplay Rabbit Hole. He is also the author of the librettos for the musicals High Fidelity and Shrek

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