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.
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.
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!
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.
“A Christmas Carol” at Theatre in the Square Brings the Holiday Cheer!
Nothing makes me feel more like Christmas is just around the corner than seeing a live performance of “A Christmas Carol.” We have been fortunate to see it performed all over the country with highlights in Boston at the North Shore Music Theatre and now a wonderful performance at the resurrected Theatre in the Square!
The intimate theater is the perfect setting for a story this classic. Even if you are sitting in the back, you will still get a great view and feel the story just fine.
From the opening of the story, through the highly appreciated musical numbers, and a wonderful full cast finale, this adaptation is simply delightful.
The cast, comprised of some amazing local talent, is as good as they get! Some of the best and stand out performances go to Bruce Speer as Scrooge, Cindy Copeland as Christmas Past, Vance West as Bob Cratchit and how could we leave out Davie DeWitt as Tiny Tim!
After the show we talked to the owner of the Theatre, Raul Thomas and he told us this. ” This adaptation by Director Tony Smithey he has been producing in a variety of forms for 18 years. Originally written to tour in schools the running time was about 55 min. With the addition of music and dancing it now runs about an hour and a half with the intermission.
In the production Tony has done a little fleshing out to Scrooge’s relationships with his Mother, his only friend Jacob Marley and his one and only true love Belle. ”
This is a must on our Holiday Fun list so get your tickets now HERE as it opens tonight!
The New Theatre in the Square Marietta is Back and Better Than Ever!
Three years ago one of my favorite local theaters took their final bow and closed up shop. Ever since I can I remember, I loved going to see performances at the Theatre on the Square in the beautiful Marietta Square. I can remember going to see some great Christmas shows with my parents and one of my favorites, the “1940’s Radio Hour”. Ahhh, the memories. But, it was all over in 2012.
Three years have come and gone and I spent two of those years in Boston and one in Florida, so imagine my delight to come back to Atlanta to find that the Theatre on the Square was revamped and ready to amaze again with great local talent.
We took a few minutes to get to know the lovely Roxanne Johnson of the Theatre and ask her a few questions.
TBB: We are so excited that the beloved Theatre in the Square in Marietta is making it’s glorious comeback. Tell me about this revival, who is involved and what we can expect?
Roxanne: It was more than heart breaking to the community as a whole to see Theatre in the Square close up shop in 2012. Immediately seeing huge potential Raul Thomas; Executive Chef, Film Maker and avid supporter of all the arts, took over the theatre in September of this year. From the community he hand picked a team of top notch creative and business professionals. We all quickly went to bring this sacred space back to it’s former glory.
Wanting to court previous supporters of the theatre we offer through our resident company standards and favorites of the community. There will also be more contemporary entertainment offered as well as concerts and comedy and other events. The former green room has now been transformed into a small film and photography studio.
The studio is available to the community. As well as classes for children and adults. We are already working closely with Marietta Middle School and Kennesaw State University. The ultimate goal is creating a multi-cultural center bringing entertainment and education to the area through art and theatre.
Information regarding what is currently running and what is coming up for us, as well as purchasing tickets can be found on our website HERE.
After the 1st of the year we will be offering season tickets, flex tickets and reserved seating.
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Once upon a time, there lived a little girl who dreamed of happiness, played with her animal friends and loved her daddy. She loved to pretend that she was the beautiful princess at a ball, dancing the night away. Yes, once upon a time.
As the years went by, the girl grew older but her dreams never died. She still loves her daddy, her animal friends and of course, dreams of happiness and princess gowns.
Last night, that little girl witnessed the most amazing thing! A true princess transform on stage and she knew that anything was possible! So, she began to dream some more!
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