Square One Theatre Company, in Stratford, Connecticut, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People, opening Friday, March 6 and continuing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 21, 2015.
With his signature humor, David Lindsay-Abaire, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Rabbit Hole), has set his new play in South Boston’s Lower End and in Chestnut Hill, an affluent Boston suburb. A former ‘Southie’ himself, the playwright explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America. The audience meets Margaret Walsh, a down-on-her-luck 50-year-old woman, who grew up on the rough and tumble south end of Boston and is facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break. When a friend from the old neighborhood moves back to town, he just night be her last chance. Margaret perseveres and eventually her life begins to look a bit brighter.
The cast of Good People includes Square One Subscriber Award-Winners Janet Rathert (New Canaan), Danielle Sultini (Milford), Alice McMahon (Ridgefield) and Brian Michael Riley (Milford) along with Darius James Copland (Pelham, NY) and Jessica Myers (New Haven) making their Square One debuts.
Good People is directed by Stratford’s Tom Holehan, who is also the theatre and film critic for Elm City Newspapers, a co-founder of the Connecticut Critics Circle and resident critic for WPKN-FM’s State of the ARTS.
David Lindsay-Abaire grew up in the rough South Boston neighborhood. His first Off-Broadway hit was Fuddy Meers followed by Wonder of the World, Kimberly Akimbo and Rabbit Hole, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. His film writing credits include “Robots,” “Inkheart,” the book for High Fidelity as well as the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical.
Performances of GOOD PEOPLE are :
Friday, March 6 (2015) at 8pm
Saturday, March 7 at 8pm
Sunday, March 8 at 2pm (matinee)
Friday, March 13 at 8pm
Saturday, March 14 at 8pm
Sunday, March 15 at 2pm (matinee)
Friday, March 20 at 8pm
Saturday, March 21 at 4pm ( twilight matinee)
Saturday, March 21 at 8pm
For matinees performances (Sundays, March 8 & 15 at 2pm; Saturday, March 21 at 4pm), Tammy Trojanowski with Stratford Community Services will join the cast for post performances discussions with the audience.
All performances are on the stage of the Stratford Theatre, 2422 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut, located off I-95 Exit 32 (northbound and southbound) in Stratford Center.
$20 for adult single tickets
$19 for senior citizens & students
Single tickets may be purchased :
By phone : Box Office at 203.375.8778(24/7)
In person : at box office 60 minutes prior to each performance
By mail : self-addressed, stamped envelope & check payable to Square One Theatre sent to Administrative Office; 656 Longbrook Avenue, Stratford, Ct 06614-5117
Square One Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Season also includes The Winslow Boy (May 15 – 30, 2015).
The Stratford Theatre is wheelchair accessible and also offers its patrons hearing-assisted listening devices as needed. Please inform the box office of any special needs when reserving tickets.
For more information and up-to-date news about suggested parking, the theatre, the plays, the actors and seating chart visit www.squareonetheatre.com
For further information call the theatre box office at 203.375.8778.