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Auditions: 'Good People' for Chester Theatre Group

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Chester Theatre Group will be holding auditions for "Good People" next week.


Sunday, December 8, 2 pm and Tuesday, December 10, 7 pm
Chester Theatre Group, 54 Grove Street, Chester, NJ (corner of Maple Street)

DIRECTOR: Cindy Alexander. Email Cindy at with any questions.


March 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Fri. & Sat. at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

Rehearsals begin in January


Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

Good People was nominated for a Tony Award, Drama League Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Frances McDormand won the Best Actress Tony for her portrayal of Margie. David Lindsay-Abaire won the Pulitzer Prize for Rabbit Hole in 2007.


Margaret (Margie) — Caucasian woman around age fifty. She is a tough woman from Southie and has just been fired from a Dollar Store. Because she is a high school dropout and has a mentally handicapped daughter named Joyce who takes much of her time, she struggles to find work. She was married once, but her husband left her and her daughter. She will do anything it takes to find a new job so that she can pay her rent.

Mike — Caucasian man in his fifties. Now a doctor, he is originally from Southie but escaped the Boston neighborhood by attending University of Pennsylvania and becoming a reproductive endocrinologist. He now lives in Chestnut Hills, a wealthy area, with his much younger wife, Kate and his daughter Ally. He struggles to have a stable relationship with his wife and has a tendency to exaggerate stories about his days in Southie.

Jean — Caucasian woman around fifty. Jean works in a hotel. She is from Southie and has a harsh but comedic edge. Blunt toward her friends, Margaret and Dottie, she is a loyal friend.

Dottie — Caucasian woman late 60s. Margie’s landlady who lives upstairs. She sits with Margie’s daughter Joyce when Margie is at work. Coarser than her friends, she considers herself a realist.

Kate — African-American woman early thirties. Kate is a literature Professor at Boston University, who received her PhD from Georgetown. Gracious and intelligent but can have a hard edge when challenged. Her marriage to Mike is troubled.

Stevie — Caucasian man in his late 20s From the neighborhood and now the manager of a Dollar Store. He is hard working, quiet and sensitive which sometimes makes him the butt of jokes.


— Auditions will be from the script.

— Boston accent required.

— CTG is an “in the round” theatre.


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