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The Lompoc Civic Theatre will present its production of “Good People,” a dark comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, beginning Friday at the Civic Auditorium, 217 South L St.

The show's run will continue through March 25. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with two Sunday matinees scheduled for 2 p.m. There will also be one Thursday show at 7:30 p.m. March 22.

The play, directed by Larry McLellan, is set in Boston’s Southie neighborhood, home to character Margaret Walsh, who is facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break. When a friend from the old neighborhood, who is now successful, moves back to town, Margaret hopes he may be the ticket to turning her life around.

The cast includes Nancy Fernandez, Charlie Frank, John Fuentes, Noelle McGhee-Westbay, Anne Ramsey and Patricia Roby.

“I’ve never worked on a show where the actors and the director have spent so much time thinking about and discussing the complex characters and the multilayered relationships between them," McLellan said. "The author has written very realistic dialogue for some relatively uncomfortable situations.”

According to the Theatre Communications Group, “Good People” was the most frequently produced play in the U.S. in the 2012-13 season. The original Broadway production in 2011 was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, and Frances McDormand won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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“Good People” contains adult language and situations. 

Presale tickets for $15 are available at Alfie’s Fish & Chips, 1036 North H St.; the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce, 111 South I St.; and PJ’s Deli, 128 W. College Ave. Tickets at the door will be $18. Student, senior and military tickets, as well as Sunday matinees, will be $15 at the door.

Groups of 10 or more will qualify for a discounted ticket rate of $12 per person.

For more information on tickets and/or group sales, contact the Lompoc Civic Theatre at 735-2281.

This report was prepared by Willis Jacobson. He can be reached at