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Good People

Good PeopleKentwood Players will hold open auditions for GOOD PEOPLE, a dramedy by David Lindsay-Abaire on Saturday, March 18 from 12:00noon to 4:00pm and Sunday, March 19 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Callbacks will be held on Monday, March 20 from 7:00 to 10:00pm by appointment only.

This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Gail Bernardi and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Performance dates are May 12 through June 17, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

GOOD PEOPLE centers on life in South Boston, a working-class neighborhood on hard times, which is no joke for single mother Margaret Walsh. Fired from her job, facing eviction and with nowhere to turn, she and her grown, disabled daughter, represent a large portion of today's society. Will she get a break from her young manager at the Dollar Store or the landlady with a craft business selling googly-eyed rabbits, or the man from her past, now a successful doctor, who left town at a crucial moment long ago?

With cutting humor and amazing realism, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsey-Abaire creates a loving portrait of his hometown and a relatable story of socioeconomic struggle. In the world of "Good People," acts of sacrifice and gestures of kindness come at the most surprising moments and from the most unexpected sources, posing questions we often ask ourselves how important is the element of luck vs. hard work in any of our lives, and what constitutes the fine line that blurs both ideologies?

Those auditioning should read the play before auditioning to become familiar with the characters.  Please allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts.  No appointment or monologue is necessary just be prepared for selected cold readings from the script. If you have any questions or concerns, please email goodpeople@kentwoodplayers.org.  


Character Breakdown
All characters require a South Boston accent which will be taught by director Gail Bernardi.

Margie—About 50 years of age--disenfranchised mother of a challenged adult daughter.

Stevie--Late 20's --Margie's manager at the neighborhood dollar store and son of Margie's late friend.

Dottie--Mid-60's--Margie's avaricious landlady and babysitter of Margie's adult daughter

Jean—About 50--Margie's contemporary and close friend of many years

Mike—About 50--pulled himself out of South Boston poverty and has become a successful doctor

Kate--African American, early 30's--Literature professor at Boston University, daughter of a respected Washington, DC physician.

For more information about Kentwood Players including our current production and upcoming auditions, please visit the Kentwood Players website at www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.

To meet the “Good People” production team and learn more about Kentwood Players and what goes on at the Westchester Playhouse, the public is invited to attend our membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.


Presenter / Producer: Kentwood Players

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama


Event Phone: 310-645-5156

Venue
Westchester Playhouse
8301 Hindry Avenue
Westchester CA 90045

Regions:
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Long Beach & South Bay


Performance Dates: 3/18/2017 - 6/17/2017
Saturday, 03/18/2017
Sunday, 03/19/2017
Monday, 03/20/2017
Friday, 05/12/2017
Saturday, 05/13/2017
Sunday, 05/14/2017
Friday, 05/19/2017
Saturday, 05/20/2017
Sunday, 05/21/2017
Friday, 05/26/2017
Saturday, 05/27/2017
Sunday, 05/28/2017
Friday, 06/02/2017
Saturday, 06/03/2017
Friday, 06/09/2017
Saturday, 06/10/2017
Sunday, 06/11/2017
Friday, 06/16/2017
Saturday, 06/17/2017

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $20 reserved seating

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