By Adam Hetrick
22 Mar 2013
Laura Kepley stages the play about an out-of-work cashier, Margie Walsh, who makes an unlikely move in an attempt to secure a better life for her disabled daughter. Hodge (Dinner With Friends, Bright Ideas) stars as Walsh, with MacDonald (Mamma Mia!, Coram Boy) as her old flame, Mike.
Good People will officially open March 27 and continue through April 14.
According to the Alliance, "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 has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling 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."
The Manhattan Theatre Club-commissioned play was praised by critics when it arrived on Broadway Feb. 8, 2011, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Broadway cast featured Frances McDormand, who won a Tony for her performance, Tate Donovan, Estelle Parsons, Becky Ann Baker, Patrick Carroll and Renee Elise Goldsberry. Daniel Sullivan directed.
The CPH creative team includes Mimi Lien (scenic design), Michael Lincoln (lighting design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Thom Jones (voice and speech direction) and James C. Swonger (sound design).
For tickets phone (216) 241-6000 or visit ClevelandPlayhouse.