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.
JOY’ S REVIEW
Good People is a really fascinating piece of theatre that features Tate Donovan and Frances McDormand. She is going to win a whole bunch of awards for this one, and justifiably so. The story is of two classmates who lived in Southie — that would be South Boston to those of you who are not in the know — and she’s gone on to be a single parent with a special needs child who, at the beginning of the play, is being fired, and he has gone on to be a physician, and what happens when their lives intersect. This is really a terrific piece of theatre and I would give it four and a half stars, you should go see it. She is terrific and so is he.