Alliance Theatre– “Good People” Review

Hey, friends! I hope y’all had a lovely weekend. As you know so well by now, a belle loves the arts. The sis and I had a ball at the Alliance Theatre, a place that we have come to love in our new home of Atlanta. We went to see Good People, which was a Tony Award nominee in 2011.

David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People deals with real people who are flawed, but are as its name suggests, good people. The play centers around Margie, played by Kate Buddeke, who recently lost her job and reconnects with her old boyfriend Mike, graced by Thomas Vincent Kelly.

Although the play revolves around relationships, it has a healthy dose of bingo intertwined. Who in their right mind doesn’t love b-i-n-g-o?! Viewers encounter the relationships Margie has with everyone around her, and how she is left to pick up the pieces after losing her job. In these tough economic times, I am sure people will be able to relate to the plot.

More importantly, topics covered include race, class and the meaning of luck. It makes you reflect, remember and laugh.

The set design was amazing. Collette Pollard you did your thing on the set design! Y’all have to go to this play just to see the house Mike lives in (he’s a doctor). It’s absolutely beautiful. The set in general was very realistic.

Tamika and I thoroughly enjoyed Good People; you have until Feb 10th to see this gem of a play! Please RUN and go see it. All of the actors were wonderful and you will be filled with laughter from start to finish. Wait until you hear about the story of “The Bird!”

The Alliance Theatre never seems to disappoint us with its showings. You can purchase tickets here and while you’re at it, check out what will be showing the remainder of the season.

Expect LOTS of funny, expletives, thick Boston accents, and a darn good time!

Disclosure: We were provided tickets to this play, but as always, our opinions are a belle’s own!


Shermika is a writer constantly in search of her next freelance gig and an ending to her short stories. She loves to plan trips, eat tasty delicacies, and tip toe in heels. She enjoys unique jewelry, good music, reading, and chic dresses.

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