The play is not without flaws. The Irish fiddle electronica that saws and whizzes between scene changes might be a bit much, and the cast members wear their winter coats with a precarious unease like African villagers balancing jugs on their heads for the first time. There's also a tacked-on epilogue that doesn't do much for the play other than overstate and simplify things (though it does offer a welcome return appearance of Dimon).

Stephen G. Anthony and Renata Eastlick
George Schiavone
Stephen G. Anthony and Renata Eastlick

Location Info

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GableStage at the Biltmore

1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Coral Gables/South Miami

Details

Good People: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. through August 18 at GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119, gablestage.org. Tickets cost $37.50 to $50.

Director Joseph Adler introduced the opening-night performance by calling the show "a piece that resonates for our time." Margie's story, though, is not one of a downturned economy but of a downturned society. It is not bound to any particular moment but to a cycle in which good people suffer when educational opportunities aren't evenly distributed and familial obligations come before personal advancement. Margie never expected life to be fair; she just wanted her life to be one in which she had some say as to how it might go.

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