STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Old Globe's GOOD PEOPLE
The Old Globe presents the San Diego Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, the award-winning play about class divisions in modern-day Boston. Directed by Paul Mullins, Good People runs now through Oct. 28, 2012 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8:00 p.m. Click on the video below and meet the cast!
Margie Walsh doesn't expect much from her hand-to-mouth existence in South Boston, where a few lucky rounds of bingo can mean the rent is paid on time. After losing her job at the local dollar store, Margie reaches out for help to an old high school flame who made it out of the neighborhood, and she soon discovers that not everyone wants to remember their humble beginnings. A funny and insightful new play, Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People explores whether we can all have the American Dream.
Eva Kaminsky makes her Globe debut as Margaret, a hard-luck single mother trying to scrape together a better life for herself and her daughter. Kaminsky was recently in the Broadway company of The Lyons and has appeared Off Broadway in The Language Archive, Made in Poland, 'Nami and The Safety Net.
R. Ward Duffy plays Mike, a doctor who has escaped South Boston and is confronted with his upbringing when Margaret arrives on his doorstep. Duffy most recently appeared in the world premiere adaptation of Anna Karenina at Portland Center Stage and performed in New York at Lincoln Center Theater, New Dramatists and Cherry Lane Theatre.
Old Globe Associate Artist Robin Pearson Rose appears as Dottie, Margaret's foul-mouthed, bingo-playing landlady. Rose has appeared at the Globe in August: Osage County, Vincent in Brixton, Da, All My Sons (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award), Voir Dire and Dancing at Lughnasa, Wonderful Tennessee and Remembrance. She has also appeared on Broadway in Holiday and The Visit.
The cast also includes Carol Halstead as Jean, Nedra McClyde as Kate and James McMenamin as Stevie. Halstead recently appeared in the Broadway production of Gore Vidal's The Best Man and has been seen Off Broadway in The Duchess of Malfi, Pericles, Walking Down Broadway, Easter Candy, The Mask and The Amazing Adventures of Tense Guy. McClyde is a member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre and received a 2011 New Dramatist Charles Bowden Actor Award for Miss Evers' Boys at the Red Fern Theatre Company. McMenamin was most recently seen in The Bad Guys directed by Hal Brooks at Second Stage Theatre. His Off Broadway credits include Suicide, Incorporated at Roundabout Theatre Company, Middletown at Vineyard Theatre and David Cromer's acclaimed staging of Our Town at Barrow Street Theatre.
The creative team includes Michael Schweikardt (Scenic Design), Denitsa Bliznakova (Costume Design), Chris Rynne (Lighting Design), Fitz Patton (Sound Design), Jan Gist (Voice and Dialect Coach), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting) and Alison Cote (Stage Manager).
Good People is supported in part through gifts from Production Sponsors Alan Benaroya, Silvija and Brian Devine, Mickey Stern, US Bank, Inn at the Park and Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust.
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