By Matthew Blank
17 Feb 2011
Here's how Good People, a drama with humor, is billed by MTC: "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 (McDormand) has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling (Donovan) who has 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 left to find out."
Here is a first look at Good People:
Daniel Sullivan, who directed Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole on Broadway in 2005-06, the year before the play won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, directs the world premiere of Good People, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (formerly, the Biltmore, where Rabbit Hole was staged).
Academy Award winner Frances McDormand plays a poor woman who seeks out an old friend (played by Tate Donovan) who shed his hardscrabble roots and rose to affluence.
Oscar winner Estelle Parsons (August: Osage County, "Bonnie and Clyde," "Roseanne") joins Donovan ("Damages," "The O.C." Amy's View) and McDormand ("Fargo," North Atlantic), along with Becky Ann Baker (All My Sons, Assassins), Patrick Carroll (Broadway debut) and Emmy Award nominee Renée Elise Goldsberry ("One Life to Live," Rent).
Good People tickets are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $57-$121.
For more information on MTC, ease visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.