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Good People Reviews

Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

"Good People"
70 ratings
4.8 average rating
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79 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 05 2012

Act Two was riveting! Lots of questions about the meaning and accessibility of success, that were thought-provoking and stayed with me days after the show...

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8 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 07 2012

Excellent writing, excellent acting. Loved it.

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Little Nacho and Little Pea Red Velvet
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6 reviews
15 stars
attended Sep 16 2012

It was quite good ... I would say top 3 plays I've seen at Steppenwolf (I'd give it 4.5 stars if I had a choice). Typically the subject this play covers is very one-sided and characters do not reflect the social strata they are in, but I thought...continued

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3 reviews
17 stars
attended Oct 14 2012

An excellent play. The female leads were fantastic.

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17 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 19 2012

What a wonderful production: acting, sets, directimg, theme.
What in our lives is luck vs choice. What is there to be grateful for and what do we need to take responsibility for? And the interplay , complexity!

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24 reviews
59 stars
attended Oct 21 2012

An excellent play: very well written,very well directed and very well acted by all characters...
Two Thumbs Up !

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21 reviews
18 stars
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20 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

This was a very interesting play. The acting was excellent, and the sets and staging worked really well to convey the right atmosphere. The play's dialogue was quick and clever, although it was sometimes difficult to hear the ends of lines since...continued

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17 reviews
25 stars
attended Oct 11 2012

The acting was outstanding and the story was truly interesting. It was recommended to me and I would also recommend it.

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Robert Matanky
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17 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 25 2012

Well written serious comedy portraying the difficult life of a lower middle class society and of those who were able to break out of that society. Great acting and directing.

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RMB
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15 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 19 2012

The story/plot/structure/point of the play were very clear, perhaps too much so, a bit too simple and didactic. But the play was interesting, funny, very well acted, good sets and costumes. This is not "the play of the decade", but it's...continued

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13 reviews
23 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

The play was riveting but very hard to watch.

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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 14 2012

Don't miss this one! "Good People" is a complex, layered, delightful play with recognizable characters played by comsummate actors all. (And if a post-performance discussion is offered, stay for it. We did, and thoroughly enjoyed the responses and...continued

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10 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 16 2012

Good acting, even though it was a drama it was funny and heartwarming in places. It spoke to important issues of class in America. The seats we got through goldstar were excellent.

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9 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 20 2012

Good People at the Steppenwolf has everything right - the writing, the acting, the production. Must-see.

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8 reviews
33 stars
attended Oct 07 2012

The 1st 1/2 was boring, redundant and no plot. 2nd 1/2 got better & had substance....

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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 29 2012

The acting in Good People was the best I've seen in years!

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Sy
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8 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 13 2012

This play will be a huge success in Chicago. The script is crisp, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and the acting is superb. Highly recommended

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 14 2012

With humor, tension, and good writing this play deals with questions surrounding whether luck or effort determine one's success. It's also timely in this era of the shrinking middle class, in which one is either a "have" or a "have not". The...continued

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7 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 21 2012

I wanted to see this performance because it was so highly recommended by friends who had seen it. I was blown away by the acting - not just the star but the entire cast. The play was well-written and extremely thought-provoking.

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