November 6 – December 9, 2012
English Canadian Premiere
BY PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE
DIRECTED BY ROY SURETTE
Desperation meets affluence.
When you are down to your last dollar,
who can you count on?
Set in Boston's tough, working class, Irish neighbourhood known as ‘Southie’, Good People is the powerful and ferociously funny story of a single mom who loses her job at a dollar store. Desperate to provide for her disabled adult daughter and avoid eviction, she tracks down an old flame and begs him for work. He is a successful doctor who has escaped his Southie past and lives in wealthy Chestnut Hill. Their opposing worlds collide, revealing what it means to be destitute in a culture that pursues the American dream and believes opportunity comes to those who work hard enough.
FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL
VIDEO: IN REHEARSALS
Follow Johanna Nutter on a tour of South Boston, the setting of this Fall's production of Good People, as she not only discovers the location but also the people whose lives resonante in this exceptional play written by David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Roy Surette.
MEET & GREET
No, this isn't another food blog. Welcome to Centaur's Meet & Greet.
Boston Cream Donuts were the obvious choice for a play whose setting is Southie - a predominantly Irish, blue collar neighbourhood adjacent to Downtown Boston targeted by the chic and fashionable who are slowly gentrifying the area. Our own Griffintown comes to mind as a parallel neighbourhood.
Cast, designers, crew and the people who make Centaur run day in and day out attended the Good People Meet & Greet.
The informal atmosphere is a great way for all involved in the creation process to get introduced - a veritable who's who. In total - 40 persons will be involved in bringing to life the 6 characters you'll discover on our stage.
Actors! Always hamming it up - on or off-stage, willing to provide a laugh.
One of the highlights of the Meet & Greet is the reveal of the set.