Good People

Good People
David Lindsay-Abaire
Through Feb. 18, 2018, at Cinnabar Theater

You may have seen David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People in one of the fine productions

Liz Jahren, Sarah McKereghan, and Kate Brickley
Photo by Victoria Von Thal

around the Bay Area already, but this one makes it worth seeing again, with a terrific cast, superb scenic design, and creative staging. The play itself scores high for its rampant humor, intriguing plot, and thoughtful exploration of class divide in America.
Lindsay-Abaire is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole, which was also put on film (starring Nicole Kidman). That was his most naturalistic and dark play at that time, his earlier plays sharing a whimsical, absurdist landscape. Good People is also naturalistic, focused on real people struggling with real issues, but it’s far from dark, and includes laugh-out-loud dialogue and endearing characters. …

To read more about this production, continue to my Talkin’ Broadway review:
Good People