Good People at the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff

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Sometimes bad things happen to good people, and that is what you discover in Good People now playing at the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff.

Margaret (Kate Buddeke), in the opening scene, loses her job as a cashier as Stevie (Andrew Benator) fires her because of her tardiness.  This puts Margaret in a bind. As a single mother she needs a job, any job.

Kate Buddeke and Andrew Benator  Photo by Greg Mooney.

Kate Buddeke and Andrew Benator Photo by Greg Mooney

Her BBF Jean (Lala Chochran) shares with her over a game of bingo that Margaret’s old beau is now living in the neighboring city and is a successful medical doctor. Part intrigued and part in desperation to reach out for anyone for a job, Margaret ventures to reconnect with her high school sweetheart Mike (Thomas Vincent Kelly).

This set the stage for a story full of twists and turns that makes you reflect on the complexity of life’s journey and what could have been.

Set in Boston, the accents and sets reflect the gentry locals of South Boston’s Lower End and the high brow Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts area.  The stage seamlessly transitions from place to place and the good Doctor’s home is really a showcase in fine living.  It made me want to live that high cotton life style.

This play delves into the themes of life’s choices, social inequality, and life’s struggles in trying to make it.  Very relevant to these current times as our own nation deals with the broken homes cracked by the great recession. Good People makes you reevaluate and be grateful for your own blessings.

Thomas Vincent Kelly Set design by Collette Pollard. Photo by Greg Mooney

Thomas Vincent Kelly Set design by Collette Pollard. Photo by Greg Mooney

Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm, January 16 – February 10, 2013 on the Alliance Stage.

 

Tickets start at $25 and are available at The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404-733-5000. 

Tickets are also available online at www.alliancetheatre.org/goodpeople

Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404.733.4690.  Discount rates are also available for members of the military, seniors and students.  The Alliance Theatre is located at The Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown Atlanta.

Engagement Opportunities: South Boston Bingo!

 

Kate Buddeke, LaLa Cochran and Brenda Bynum Photo by Greg Mooney.

Kate Buddeke, LaLa Cochran and Brenda Bynum Photo by Greg Mooney.

Bring a group of 10 or more to GOOD PEOPLE on February 1 and enjoy a game of South Boston Bingo before the show!  Learn some ‘Southie’ and pick up some great prizes.  To reserve discounted tickets for groups and to make your Bingo reservations, call our Group Services Department at 404.733.4690.