Off to Boston for GOOD PEOPLE

Pittsburgh Public Theater's "Made in America" season continues with Good People, David Lindsay-Abaire's 2011 Tony-nominated play set in contemporary Boston






In David Lindsay-Abaire's sharply funny play, a struggling single mother discovers that her old boyfriend is a successful doctor. Directed by Tracy Brigden, Good People runs November 8 - December 9, 2012 at the O'Reilly Theater.


The Elmhurst Group is the Production Sponsor.


In Good People, things aren't going well for South Boston single mom Margaret (Kelly McAndrew). She's fired from the Dollar Store by manager Stevie (Paul Terzenbach) and landlady Dottie (Glynnis Bell) wants the rent. Then bingo pal, Jean (Helen Coxe), tells Margaret that her old boyfriend, Mike (David Whalen), has become a doctor and is living back in Boston. Thinking he might help her find a job, Margaret attends a party at the upscale home of Mike and his wife, Kate (January LaVoy). What the evening turns into is both hilarious and heart-wrenching in this play about what contemporary Americans will do to survive. 

The design team is Jeff Cowie (Scenic), Michael Krass (Costumes), Phil Monat (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Don Wadsworth is the Dialect Coach. Casting is by McCorkle Casting. The Production Stage Manager is Fred Noel and the Assistant Stage Manager is Alicia DeMara. 

David Lindsay-Abaire receieved the 2007 Pulitzer Prize and five Tony nominations for his play Rabbit Hole. He was nominated for a Grammy (Best Musical Show Album) and two Tonys (Best Book of a Musical and Best Score) for Shrek the Musical. His plays include Fuddy Meers and Kimberly Akimbo. Screen credits: Rabbit Hole and the upcoming Dreamworks animated movie Rise of the Guardians and Oz: The Great and Powerful with James Franco and Michelle Williams. 

About the Made in America Season and the Town Hall Project

All the plays at The Public in 2012/13 are by American writers and set in cities across the USA. In addition, their themes illuminate issues, from money and class, to race and real estate, to equality and individual responsibility. To amplify the "Made in America" message, The Public has created the Town Hall Project, which will throw open the O'Reilly Theater's door for a variety of Town Hall Meetings. The meetings are free of charge. 

Doing Good, Featuring the Yelp Helps Volunteering Expo

Monday, November 19
Moderated by KDKA-TV's Lynne Hayes-Freeland

6 - 7pm - Yelp Helps Volunteering Expo 
7pm - Pittsburghers talk about causes that moved them to take action with:

Heather Starr Fiedler, creator of Play It Forward, Pittsburgh toy drive
Kristen Holloway, founder of Operation: Troop Appreciation
Thomas Hughes, board member, Assemble, a space for arts and technology
Mac Howison, of the Sprout Fund, supporting activities to enrich our region.

An open mic will be provided for audience participation.

RSVPs are required online or  through the Public Theater box office at 412.316.1600.

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents:
Good People
November 8 - December 9, 2012


Performance Schedule


  • NEW! All Tuesday shows at 7pm.
  • Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm (except Thursday, November 22)
  • Saturday at 2pm (except November 10 & 17)
  • Also, 2 pm show on Thursday, December 6
  • Sunday - 2 pm & 7 pm (except Sunday, December 9, when the final show is at 2pm)
Press Night is Thursday, November 15
Opening Night is Friday, November 16

Ticket Prices:
$23 - $55; Students and age 26 and younger  - $15.75 with valid ID.
For tickets, call 412.316.1600 or Buy Online.