Still, in the end, Margie is back in Southie where she started. Allen's cast of Southie neighbors, including Roche, Jesse Leighton, and Suzanne Rankin, excel in their brash, bawdy banter; in moments when a key reveal breaks through the ribbing, the pacing might slow just an extra beat or two. All said, the Good Theater presents a poignant, challenging, and often wrenching portrait of a woman stuck in poverty and a man who escaped it. It does so at a time in America when questions of how these classes understand each other could hardly be more of the moment.

GOOD PEOPLE | by David Lindsay-Abaire | Directed by Brian P. Allen | Produced by the Good Theater, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland | through November 4 | 207.885.5883

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