Good People

Margie, a tough middle-aged “Southie”, has just lost another job. Faced with hard decisions, she can put her faith in Bingo or reach out to an old flame from her youth – now a successful doctor – and see where that leads. Good People is darkly funny and surprisingly touching look at class and culture. Recently on Broadway, featuring Frances McDormand in an award winning performance, Good People is making its West Michigan debut ONLY at Civic Theatre.

*contains language and mature subject matter

Individual Tickets: $16-$30

Performance Times

Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm

Sundays – at 2:00pm



September 9-25, 2016

Cast & Crew

CAST LIST—GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire (In Order of Appearance)

  • MARGIE Mary Brown
  • STEVIE TJ Clark*
  • JEAN Claire Mahave*
  • DOTTIE Sandy Navis
  • MIKE Craig Hammerlind
  • VOICE OF PRIEST Richard Mulligan
  • KATE Marissa Baty*

*–Denotes first Production with Civic Theatre

GP Cast

Photos & Videos

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The Rapidian

Civic Theatre stages new play, hosts ArtPrize artist


Fate and Free Will cross at Civic Theatre’s ‘Good People’


Good People Panel: What is a Disability?

How does our city treat those with disabilities and how can we make Grand Rapids a more inclusive place to live and work? In honor of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s upcoming performance of Good People, there will be a community discussion in collaboration with Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC) to answer those questions. Held on September 9, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the panel will lead a community conversation on how Grand Rapids can be better place for people with disabilities. Participants will then be able to go into the performance with new ideas and a new outlook on individuals who live with a disability. The Tony Award-nominated Good People also addresses themes of fate versus free will, the realities of providing for a disabled family member and how social class impacts it all.

Currently, there are more than 70,000 self-identified people living with a disability in Kent County. As we age, four out of five people will have a disability, be it from life circumstances or the aging process itself. Disabilities are something nearly every person has experience with, but we don’t talk about publicly enough.

The panel is made up of experts and advocates who work with the disabled community every day. They will share their individual stories and give insight on what we think of as disabilities.

Please RSVP at the Eventbrite link. To follow along on social media, use the hashtag #GoodPeopleGR