The play is humorous, she says, but “ultimately about class. In other countries there are a lot of plays about class, but in America, not that many. Lindsay-Abaire is from South Boston, a working-class, hardscrabble section, and he says class is something he knows about because he’s lived it; it shaped his identity. The myth in the U.S. is that if you work hard you can accomplish anything, but in reality you need luck, opportunity, and the life skill to recognize what opportunity is. “But there’s a lot of nuance to this play. It weaves these arguments in ever so gently and asks us to go to a deeper, darker, more thought-provoking ending.”
Good People opens tonight at 8 p.m. at Curious, 1080 Acoma Street, and runs through April 19. For tickets, $18 to $44, visit curioustheatre.org or call 303-623-0524.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: March 6. Continues through April 19, 2014