‘Good People’ to open at Public Theatre on March 14

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LEWISTON — “Good People” will open at the Public Theatre on March 14. The story takes place in South Boston, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills and a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo. When single mom Margie loses her job, she turns to an old boyfriend from the neighborhood, now a successful doctor, to help her make a fresh start. But is this self-made man secure enough to revisit his humble beginnings? Intelligent, humorous and thought-provoking, this story of old friends and old flames explores the question if we can ever really leave the old neighborhood behind?

Director Christopher Schario said, “This funny, tough and tender play takes an affectionate look at the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ in society and powerfully questions the American dream that anyone can succeed if they just try hard enough. We believe this play will resonate strongly with Maine audiences.”

The cast of professional actors include Joe Gately as the successful doctor Mike, Janet Mitchko as down-on-her-luck Margie, Laurie Dawn as her Bingo buddy Jean, Sharon Alexander as the craft-making landlady Dottie, Blake Segal as Stevie the Dollar Store manager and Christina Gordon as Mike’s wife Kate.

Set design is by Judy Stacier, lighting by Bart Garvey and costumes by Jonna Klaiber.

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Performaces will be held March 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23. Tickets are $20 adult, $16 groups of 10 or more, and $5 youth 18 and under. This show is recommended for children in grades 10 and up. “Good People” contains some mature language. For more information, call 207-782-3200 or visit www.thepublictheatre.org.

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