The MAC Theater has updated its production schedule its upcoming outdoor play, Good People, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Jacob Sherburne. The production will run a total of four dates (instead of seven): Saturday, August 15, Sunday, August 16, Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23. The play will begin at 4:00 pm each day (originally scheduled for 5:00 pm). There will be no Thursday or Friday performances. The MAC has updated the schedule to mitigate any risk of mosquito exposure. Marion is not listed as high risk, though mosquitos carrying EEE have been discovered in other locations within Plymouth County. The MAC’s outdoor productions of Good People will end around 6:00 pm, well before dusk.
Tickets are just $15 for this special event. In case of rain, dates will not be rescheduled. Guests may choose another date, donate tickets, or receive a refund. Attendees will choose from two seating options, Picnic Blanket space or Lawn Chair space, and guests should bring their own blankets or chairs. Guests must also indicate the number of people in a party when registering for the event. No more than six people are allowed in a group. The MAC will space groups according to state safety guidelines. All attendees must follow best practice safety measures including mask-wearing and social distancing. Guests should wear masks when not seated and/or if adequate distance from others cannot be maintained. Guests should arrive no later than 3:45 to find their seats.
No alcohol will be permitted during the event on town property. Guests may bring their own refreshments, and there will be some sealed, pre-packaged items available on site. The MAC welcomes donations! To purchase tickets, please visit marionartcenter.org/events/good-people. Call or email the Marion Art Center with questions. Tickets are limited for this production.
Synopsis: In South Boston, this month’s paycheck covers last month’s rent, and tough-scrabble single-mom Margie just got fired from another job. Encouraged by her merciless bingo sisters, she looks up her high school sweetheart to see if the dust has cleared, and she can make her escape. A hilarious Boston drama about the intersection of class, gender, and race in Southie and Chestnut Hill, by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire.
The cast includes John Emmett Pearson, Margo Ruggerio, Susan Sullivan, Paul Victor Walsh, and Mia Vaughn. The crew includes Kaylin Blaney as Stage Manager and Steve McManus as sound technician.