The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the San Diego Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, the award-winning play about class divisions in modern-day Boston. Directed by Paul Mullins, Good People will run Sept. 29 – Oct. 28, 2012 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run Sept. 29 – Oct. 3. Opening night is Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
Margie Walsh doesn't expect much from her hand-to-mouth existence in South Boston, where a few lucky rounds of bingo can mean the rent is paid on time. After losing her job at the local dollar store, Margie reaches out for help to an old high school flame who made it out of the neighborhood, and she soon discovers that not everyone wants to remember their humble beginnings. A funny and insightful new play, Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People explores whether we can all have the American Dream.
Eva Kaminsky makes her Globe debut as Margaret, a hard-luck single mother trying to scrape together a better life for herself and her daughter. Kaminsky was recently in the Broadway company of The Lyons and has appeared Off Broadway in The Language Archive, Made in Poland, 'Nami and The Safety Net.
R. Ward Duffy plays Mike, a doctor who has escaped South Boston and is confronted with his upbringing when Margaret arrives on his doorstep. Duffy most recently appeared in the world premiere adaptation of Anna Karenina at Portland Center Stage and performed in New York at Lincoln Center Theater, New Dramatists and Cherry Lane Theatre.
Old Globe Associate Artist Robin Pearson Rose appears as Dottie, Margaret's foul-mouthed, bingo-playing landlady. Rose has appeared at the Globe in August: Osage County, Vincent in Brixton, Da, All My Sons (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award), Voir Dire and Dancing at Lughnasa, Wonderful Tennessee and Remembrance. She has also appeared on Broadway in Holiday and The Visit.
The cast also includes Carol Halstead as Jean, Nedra McClyde as Kate and James McMenamin as Stevie. Halstead recently appeared in the Broadway production of Gore Vidal's The Best Man and has been seen Off Broadway in The Duchess of Malfi, Pericles, Walking Down Broadway, Easter Candy, The Mask and The Amazing Adventures of Tense Guy. McClyde is a member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre and received a 2011 New Dramatist Charles Bowden Actor Award for Miss Evers' Boys at the Red Fern Theatre Company. McMenamin was most recently seen in The Bad Guys directed by Hal Brooks at Second Stage Theatre. His Off Broadway credits include Suicide, Incorporated at Roundabout Theatre Company, Middletown at Vineyard Theatre and David Cromer's acclaimed staging of Our Town at Barrow Street Theatre.