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Onstage: Good People

By Rick Pender · September 19th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
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 Out of work and desperate to support a kid. Sound familiar? It’s the world we live in, and David Lindsay-Abaire’s play gives us a look at the tough place people can find themselves. It’s not all gloom and doom: These are, after all, “good people” struggling to make ends meet — and they have moments of good humor, gossip and joking with one another.

But as Margie’s situation squeezes tighter and tighter, she must resort to exploring opportunities she’d prefer to skip, especially calling on a one-time boyfriend who’s now a successful physician. When he patronizes her, well, things heat up, and her sense of what “good” means begins to evolve. Good for her? Good for him? Good for who and for what? You have just a few more days to see Good People: It closes on Sunday. $38-$42. Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. 513-421-3555, ensemblecincinnati.org.



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