Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
An Evening with David Lindsay-Abaire
The award winning-winning playwright of Good People and Rabbit Hole discusses his work
Please join us for a special evening with David Lindsay-Abaire, as the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole and Good People reads selections from his plays and enters conversation with Manhattan Theatre Club’s Artistic Producer, Mandy Greenfield, about his work. A book signing will follow a brief Q & A.
David Lindsay-Abaire is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of author Rabbit Hole, which was made into a feature film. He is the author of Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World, Kimberly Akimbo, A Devil Inside, as well as the librettos for the musicals High Fidelity and Shrek. He has written the screenplays for Rabbit Hole and the upcoming Rise of the Guardians and Oz: The Great and Powerful. Born in South Boston, he now lives in Brooklyn.
Well known for his absurdist comedies Fuddy Meers and Kimberly Akimbo, David Lindsay-Abaire brings his signature humor to Good People, his tough and tender new work that recently concluded its world premiere production at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Set in Bostons’s Southie, the neighborhood the playwright grew up in, Good People follows Margie Walsh who is facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break. When an old flame from the neighborhood – now “lace curtain Irish” – moves back to town, Margie hopes he may be her ticket to a fresh new start. Raising difficult questions with unsentimental observation and appealingly scrappy characters, Good People explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
“Good People is the most substantial new Broadway play since August: Osage County.” – Time Out
“Good People is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus of what it really means to be down on your luck.” – New York Post
“Shot through with aching authenticity, Good People is that rare play that is both timeless and completely keyed into a specific moment in American life – without the need for grasp for topicality.” – Hollywood Reporter
Winner – New York Drama Critics’ Award for Best Play
Nominee – Tony Award® for Best Play