‘Good People’ Is Good Theater At The Gamm

Yikes, the new play at the Gamm is getting raves. “Good People” should play particularly well to local audiences (assuming they get the accents right).

When Margie Walsh, a single mother with a severely disabled adult daughter, loses her job at a South Boston dollar store, she looks to her high-school-boyfriend-turned-successful-doctor for a new job. But her attempt to hit up “Dr. Mike,” who left working-class “Southie” for the manicured lawns of Chestnut Hill, takes a surprising turn when Margie realizes the power of a secret from her old flame’s past.

Bill Rodriguez at the Providence Phoenix,

Marvelous play, marvelous production. By the end I walked out brightened, convinced that, despite differences of class and temperament, it’s possible for contentious people to get along.

And from Channing Gray at the ProJo,

David Lindsay-Abaire spins a pretty good yarn in “Good People,” the latest offering from Pawtucket’s Gamm Theatre. But it’s the small talk that’s drop-dead funny and makes this play such a winner.

Photo by Peter Goldberg. Left to right: Mia Ellis, Jeanine Kane, Bill Mootos.

Tickets $38-$48, “Good People” through December 8, Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, 401.723.4266

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