Now Playing… Good People

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News Release



For Immediate Release
Date:   September 4, 2013
Contact: Anna Johnson
Artistic and Managing Director
Cadence Theatre Company

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People

Lindsay-Abaire to join Theatre Critic David Timberline for post-show discussion on November 5th

Richmond, VA–Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre proudly presents the Richmond premiere of Good People by Pulitzer Prize-Winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.  Good People previews on October 17th and runs through November 9, 2013.


On November 5th, Richmond theatre critic Dave Timberline will serve as host and moderator for a pre-show discussion from 5-6 p.m. with Lindsay-Abaire in the Neil and Sara Belle November Theatre. The discussion is free and open to the public.


Margie Walsh loses her job at a South Boston dollar store and reaches out to an old flame from the past to help her out.  During the course of her visit, an unexpected truth is revealed. Good People is a hilarious and touching story that looks at the dangerous consequences of choosing to hold on to the past or leaving it behind. Good People premiered on Broadway, and was awarded the 2011 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, The Horton Foote Prize, The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations. Lindsay-Abaire won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his highly-acclaimed play, Rabbit Hole.


Good People is directed by Anna Johnson, and stars Jacquie O’Connor, Katrinah Carol Lewis, Jay O. Millman, Alexander Sapp, Dawn A. Westbrook and Kelly Kennedy. Scenic Design is by Brian Barker, Lighting Design is by Emily Clarkson, Costume Design is by McLean Jesse, Scenic Painting is by Terrie Powers, Dialect Coaching is by Janet Rodgers and Sound Design is by Jacob Blizard, Collin Pastore and Jesse Senechal.



FIRST PREVIEW (use code GOODPRICE on 10/17/13)—Attend a special discounted preview performance for an affordable $15 ticket price.

OPENING NIGHT (10/19/13)—Join our talented cast, crew and production team for a post-show reception.

A GIRL’S NIGHT OUT (use code GIRLSGP on 10/24/2013)—Ladies receive $25 tickets and a chance to win a free gift basket courtesy of Elements of Carytown.

DATE NIGHT (use code DATEGP on 10/25/2013)—Invite a date, receive $25 tickets and a chance to win dinner for two at Bistro 27.

SUNDAY TALK BACK SERIES (10/27/2013)–What does it mean to be a good person? How does our past affect our choices in the present? What role does hope play in situations under duress? Join us for a post-show discussion with the cast and crew of Good People to explore the themes in this compelling and relevant story. Fourth Wall Student Forum member, Lily Hargis, will moderate this discussion.

INDUSTRY NIGHT (use code INDGP on 11/5/2013)—Theatre Industry members may purchase $15 tickets and attend a post-show discussion with playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and host Dave Timberline.

Good People will be presented at Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center; 114 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220. Good People runs October 17 – November 9, 2013. Performances: Thursdays at 7 p.m. (no performance 10/31/13), Tuesday, 11/5/13 at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. (2 p.m. performance 10/20/13).

This production is sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, CultureWorks, Elements of Carytown and Bistro 27.

Tickets may be purchased at (804) 282-2620 or at www.va-rep.org.

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