Through Feb. 18, 2018, at Cinnabar Theater
You may have seen David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People in one of the fine productions
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: