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'Good People' kicks of CRT's Sundays at Three series


Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents “Good People,” this season’s first production in the Sundays at Three series. The performance is at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College.

Although the play is presented as a staged reading, it has blocking, costumes, lights, sound and a set, said David Smith-English, the artistic director of CRT. However, the actors have had only three rehearsals and carry their scripts.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much can be accomplished in such a short time,” Smith-English said. “There is always a bit of danger in the air, an edgy energy that you might not experience in a more extensively rehearsed production.”

The play is directed by Doren Elias, who starred in CRT’s 2011 production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe.”

The play takes place in 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.

Tickets are available online at Clackamasrep.org, by phone at 503-594-6047, or at the door. A discussion follows the performance; free refreshments available. Play contains adult language.