Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre will stage GOOD PEOPLE – the award winning play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. GOOD PEOPLE is a funny and insightful, tough and touching story of fate, class divisions and identity. The Alliance Theatre production will be directed by Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth and will play on the Alliance Stage.
Set in South Boston, “Southie” Margie Walsh is living a pay check to pay check existence as a single mom caring for her disabled adult daughter. When Margie is fired from her job, she approaches a high school boyfriend who made it up and out and into his own medical practice for help. She soon realizes that not everyone wants to be reminded of their humble beginnings. GOOD PEOPLE wrestles with the question of whether our lot in life is determined by choice or circumstance.
“Atlanta loves to talk. To chew on a big, meaty, provocative moral question. GOOD PEOPLE, although fiercely funny, has at its heart one of those you-have-to-talk-about-it-at-the-water-cooler plot reveals that simply demands that you take a side,” said Susan V. Booth, Alliance Theatre Jennings Hertz Artistic Director. “And it’s a smart enough play that you’re guaranteed to find yourself in conversation with someone who saw it differently, and that kind of debate is how we reveal ourselves to one another.”
Making her Alliance Theatre debut, Kate Buddeke will play Margaret Walsh, the hard-luck mother trying to establish a better life for herself and her daughter. Buddeke, a favorite actor on Chicago stages, is also a Broadway, TV, and film veteran. Broadway credits include Superior Donuts, Gypsy, and Death of a Salesman.
Brenda Bynum returns to the Alliance Stage as Dottie, Margie’s foul-mouthed, bingo-playing landlady. Bynum last appeared at the Alliance as Violet Weston, the family matriarch in August: Osage County, was widely praised by audiences and critics.
The cast also includes Atlanta actors Andrew Benator as Stevie, Lala Cochran as Jean, and Kristen Ariza as Kate, as well as Los Angeles based actor Thomas Vincent Kelly as Mike. A prevalent force in Atlanta theatre, Benator is on stage at the Alliance now in the role of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol. He too appeared in the Alliance’s production of August: Osage County. Making his Alliance Theatre debut, Kelly is an established stage, film and television actor best known for his work on the television series 24 as Dr. Marc Besson. He is also a founding ensemble member of the Seanachaí Theatre Company in Chicago.
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 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.
January 16 – February 10, 2013
Opening Night: January 23, 2013
South Boston Bingo!
Bring a group of 10 or more to GOOD PEOPLE on January 26 or 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.
Calendar Listing Synopsis:
January 16 – February 10, 2013
Welcome to Southie, an Irish-American neighborhood in South Boston where getting out is the dream. Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction, and with a disabled daughter to care for, Margie approaches a high school boyfriend who made it up and out and into his own medical practice. A clash of class and values, American dreams, and “doing the right thing,” this funny but fierce drama will leave you talking long after the show. By Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. Featuring Kate Buddeke and Brenda Bynum.
For tickets, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/goodpeople or call the box office, 404.733.5000
College students can purchase $10 tickets for all shows on the day of the performance by showing their student ID at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office.
GOOD PEOPLE is part of the Coca-Cola Series on the Alliance Stage.
Additional Sponsors: GOOD PEOPLE is sponsored by Delta Air Lines – Official Airline of the Alliance Theatre; and The Home Depot – Set Construction Sponsor of the Alliance Theatre.
This production of GOOD PEOPLE is also made possible with grants from the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, the Fulton County Arts Council, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
John Corabi Performs Crüe’s `94 Album
This is the first time Corabi will be performing Motley Crue’s ’94 Album in its entirety w/ his full band.
Opening the show ATL Rockers O.D.D. and Asphalt Valentine!
The 120 Tavern & Music Hall with Scoley Entertainment presents John Corabi for the 20th anniversary tour of Mötley Crüe’s ’94 Album that featured John Corabi as lead singer. This is the first time John will be performing the ’94 Album in its entirety with his full band.
This is a must see event for all Crüe Fans and Rock’n Rollers!
John Corabi is one of the most talented singers and songwriters to ever come out of the hard rock world. Whether it was with the Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union, or any of the other amazing recordings that he has been a part of, John’s distinctive voice and emotive song writing can not be matched.
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Eddie Owen Presents an evening of Song from the Lyrical Genius of Levi Lowrey, Fester Hagood and Brother Shine White!
If there is any part of you that wants to do this workshop, do it.
Even if you’ve never written a song.
Even if you have a notebook full of half-finished songs that you would never want anyone to see.
Even if you think you’re already really awesome at songwriting and know everything there is to know about it.
The thing is, anyone can learn. Anyone can get better. You will be amazed and delighted at what you’re able to come up with when you’ve got guidance, encouragement, accountability, and very specific assignments.
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Ohhh it’s gonna be a good one!!!
Neil Cribbs is a blues and soul-soaked Americana musician recently transplanted from Atlanta to Raleigh, NC. Along with his band, The Rough Gentlemen, Neil boasts opening for Huey Lewis and the News, Billy Ocean, Pam Tillis and many others as well as performing at the Rombello Music Cruise, Red Stripe Festival, Atlanta Pride Festival, Dogwood Festival and many others. With over 200 shows in 2014 he is currently touring on his fourth album Built, Broken, and Mended.
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