Philip Lynch Theatre travels to Boston in “Good People”

Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre travels to Boston in “Good People”

Published: February 8, 2017.


(L to R) Ashley Stajura, Christy Carlson and Kayla Carson

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck only covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh (Christy Carlson of Lockport) has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction, Margie thinks of Mike (Luke Murphy of Darien), an old fling who has made it out of Southie. And who might be her ticket to a fresh new start. Pressured by her friends Jean (Kayla Carson of Burbank) and Dottie (Ashley Stajura of Lockport), as well as her former boss, Stevie (Kevin Bukauski of Tinley Park); Margie goes to Mike’s affluent neighborhood of Chestnut Hill to ask for a job. This leads to a confrontation with Mike and his wife, Kate (Taylore Cephas of Chicago), which will unveil some startling revelations. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

Professor of Theatre Kevin Trudeau of Beverly directs the production. Assisting him as stage manager is Michael Frale of Elk Grove Village and Jennifer Glynn of Mt. Greenwood as the assistant stage manager. Andrew Nelsen and Celeste Mackey of Joliet are designing the scenery and costumes, respectively. Designing and operating lights is Zackary Abu-Shanab of Plainfield while Sean Gallagher of Mokena is designing and operating sound. Jamie Voustros of Chicago is the properties manager and Dave Pomatto of Naperville is the assistant technical director. The running crew consists of Simon Merheb of Barlett, Mike Nutter of LaGrange, Chris Pupik of Naperville, Conrad Sipiora of Chicago. Front-of-house staff is Brianna Peoples of Melrose Park, Bradford Bingham of Chicago, Eric Redmon of Yorkville and Andy Wainscott of Mokena.

“Good People” will run February 17-19 and February 23-26 and is recommended for patrons 18 years old and up. The evening performances are 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. In addition, there is a 4 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, February 25. Advanced tickets purchases are strongly encouraged. Ticket prices are $10 for adult and $9 for students and seniors. Lewis students pay $2 with an ID. For groups of 15 or more tickets are $8. Tickets are non-refundable. For more information, patrons can check out the PLT website at www.lewisu.edu/plt, or call the box office (815) 836-5500 Monday through Friday from 1-4:30 p.m. The theatre is located on the main campus, the Oremus Fine Arts Center on Route 53 in Romeoville.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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