This production was staged as part of our 2012/13 Season

Good People

Good People

January 16 to February 10, 2013 | On the Alliance Stage
Part of the Alliance Series

Good People is about, well, good people. Not great people, mind you, but real people. Flawed-but-decent people. And it's about where they came from, where they ended up, and how the day-to-day choices they made (or didn't make) and breaks they got (or didn't get) put them there.

People like Margie and Mike. One's got it rough and one's got it all. 

Good People brings the idea of fate out of the cosmos and into South Boston, tackling questions of loyalty and what it means to escape your circumstances without also abandoning your roots. But even a thousand miles from South Boston, Atlanta audiences will be immediately familiar with the characters and themes.

And let's face it, there's something universally funny about a table of bickering Bingo players kvetching about their [expletive deleted] cards.

The Broadway hit and Tony Award nominee (best play, 2011)


Cast & Crew


  • Kate
    Kristen is thrilled to return to the Alliance Theatre after graduating from its Acting Internship Program and having enjoyed many varied performances including A... read more »
  • Stevie/Voice of Priest
    Alliance Theatre: Disgraced; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; August: Osage County; Eurydice; Tennis in Nablus; A... read more »
  • Margaret
    Broadway: Superior Donuts, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gypsy with Bernadette Peters, Death of a Salesman with Brian Dennehy, Carousel. Off-Broadway: Bug, Paris Commune, 3C... read more »
  • Dottie
    Brenda last appeared at the Alliance as Violet Weston in August: Osage County. Before that she may be best remembered in Sandra Deer’s Galbaby and The Subject Tonight Is... read more »
  • Jean
    Lala is happy to be making her Alliance debut with this wonderful play. Recent credits include The Waffle Palace, Superior Donuts, and Night Blooms, all at the Horizon... read more »
  • Mike
    Thomas is pleased to return to the Alliance Theatre where he played Mike in Good People directed by Susan V. Booth. Regional credits include: A Steady... read more »


  • Director
    Susan V. Booth joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition,... read more »
  • Playwright
    David is a playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist whose play Good People premiered on Broadway in 2011, starring Frances McDormand. Rabbit Hole also... read more »


  • Jand and Dottie
    Lory is thrilled to be a part of this company! She thanks Jody for giving her this opportunity. She also thanks the cast, crew, Susan Booth, and fellow understudies for... read more »
  • Kate
    Joya hails from the city of Augusta, Ga. She attended the University of Northern Colorado, where she received a bachelor's degree in acting and a second bachelor's in... read more »
  • Stevie and Mike
    Matt is pleased to be working with the Alliance for the first time, officially. He was last seen in Stage Door's production of Rabbit Hole. Atlanta credits... read more »

Audience Feedback


To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.



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