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This was one of the rare Broadway plays that seemed to innately understand the painful struggles and little victories of an ordinary, hardworking American in an economic moment when the decks are stacked against her. David Lindsay-Abaire's moving and aptly named żGood Peopleż was at once a celebration of a resilient Boston neighborhood, a reminder that professional success is arbitrary and that we should never forget from when we came, and a plea for better jobs for good, working-class people. Frances McDormand was unstinting as the play's unlikely heroine and, by extension, a country's conscience.
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