“You didn’t build that” in the theater in Boston

Philip Greenspun's Weblog 2012-09-24

I saw an interesting play the other night at the Huntington Theater: Good People. Set in present-day South Boston, the story concerns childhood friends who meet 30 years after high school. One has become a medical doctor and the other is a single mother living paycheck to paycheck. The medical doctor ascribes his success to hard work and personal drive. The single mother reminds him that he didn’t succeed on his own and he owes much of his success to good fortune and assistance from others. A good play made topical by President Obama’s “You didn’t build that” remark.

[Recommended and well-acted. The theater is pretty small and there really aren't any bad seats.]