Friday, March 28, 2014

Good People
Curious Theatre: 3/6 – 4/19
     Although it's not without flaws, Curious Theatre’s production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Good People,” comes with high recommendations.
     It’s a provocative show about the inequities of the American class system, societal snobbery and one woman’s attempt to survive.
     While the scenic design by Caitlin Ayer is outstanding and Meghan Doyle’s costumes are spot on, Jason Ducat’s sound design is WAY too loud and abrasive.
     A powerful performance by Dee Covington is the primary reason to see this show.
     Michael McNeill’s acting is in this reviewer’s not so humble opinion, his very best to date.  
     The find of the evening is the delicious Betty Hart,
     Ms. Hart is not only lovely to look at but also provides a nuanced performance in the role of the Doctor ‘s wife.
     Despite some fine acting by the likes of Leslie O’Carroll and John Jurcheck, the early scenes are flat and one hopes intentionally directed that way to provide a dull stuck–in–the-projects backdrop for the fiery confrontation to follow.

Left to Right: Dee Covington and John Jurcheck
 If you’re able to forego the perfection one finds in some of Curious Theatre’s shows you will find much of value in the Curious production of "Good People." 

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