Good People

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Jon Tenney, last seen at the Geffen Playhouse in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow and best known as Agent Fritz Howard on the Emmy Award winning crime series The Closer, takes on the role of Mike Dillon in the Geffen Playhouse production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People. Tenney joins the previously announced Jane Kaczmarek (Broadway's Lost in Yonkers and television's Malcolm in the Middle), in this West Coast premiere helmed by prominent local director Matt Shakman who is also the artistic director of LA's Black Dahlia theater. Presented by One West Bank, Good People begins in previews on April 3, 2012 and officially opens in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse on April 11, 2012.

Margie Walsh can't catch a break. Laid off from her job at the dollar store, Margie is faced with the reality that South Boston is providing her the same level of opportunity it always has: none. Wry, rough around the edges and ready to make a change, she goes to seek out the one who got away - both from "Southie" and from her. Instead, she finds herself in the burbs and out of her element, facing the question - is opportunity granted or earned? Nominated for a 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People takes an affectionate look at the 'haves' and 'have nots' through the eyes of characters who won't be ignored.

Good People, a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) in New York where it had its world premiere in the spring of 2011. In addition to being nominated for a Tony Award, Good People was named Best Play of 2010-11 by the New York Drama Critics Circle, as well as featured on the 2011 "Top Ten" theater lists of New York Magazine, Newsday, Time Out New York and the Associated Press.

Special events during the run of Good People include the theater's special Signature Series performances for no additional cost. These evenings include an intellectual, thought-provoking post show Q&A at Talk Back Tuesdays; a scintillating, one-of-a kind after-party at Girls Night Out; a cultural happy hour with Lounge Fridays and complimentary wine tastings during Wine Down Sundays. For more information, please view