The Good Person of Long Creek (1988)

The Good Person of Long Creek (1988) HIDVL

The Good Person of Long Creek is an adaptation of Brecht's Good Woman of Setzuan, set in the timber and ranching community of Long Creek, Oregon, and staged in a cattle barn. Three Angels arrived on Earth, and they are looking for just one Good Person. They pin their hopes on Shinny Tinny, a Portland prostitute, and leave her with a thousand dollars, a pat on the head and a challenge: be good and stay good. Shinny Tinny moves back to her hometown, Long Creek, and opens “Shinny’s,” a new café. She tries to be good—to be generous to those in need, to love one man with all her heart, to prepare a good life for her unborn child. But before long, she needs help. The Angels are nowhere in sight, and so she turns to herself. Or rather, to a version of herself in slacks and a necktie: her make-believe cousin who knows what to do when being good just isn’t enough. Shinny Tinny tries to do good things. She has good intentions. She makes good turkey casseroles and a very good cup of coffee. But, she finds, even in Long Creek, it is sometimes hard to be good.


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  • Title: The Good Person of Long Creek
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 02:03:52
  • Language: English
  • Date: 22 Oct 1988
  • Location: The Sale Barn, One Mile East of the Traffic Light, Long Creek, Oregon, USA
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Christopher Moore, Jan Bauer, Cindy Wilburn, Marilyn Cannon, Ashby Semple, Wanda McHatton, performer ; Susie Gonzales, Andy Wilburn, Rich Wilburn, Sharron Hoffman, Jim Dyckhoff, Danny Vaughn, Jennie Wilburn, performer ; Kathy Cummins, Rita Stussi, Charles McHatton, Andrew Lyons, Bill Dixon, Peter Howard, performer ; Sheila Carter, Barbara Cummins, Reiba C. Smith, Pamela Bunge-Dixon, George Hixon, Buell Gonzales Jr., performer.
  • Credits: Bill Rauch, director ; Paul Bostwick, producer ; Benajah Cobb, technical director ; Alison Carey, stage manager ; Alice Lyons, asst. stage manager ; David Reiffel, composer ; Lynn Jeffries, costume designer ; Loren Brame, lighting designer ; Doug Carter, Jim Cannon, Bernie Dixon, Shannon Dixon, Jim Dyckhoff, Chris Fitch, Pat Flick, set crew ; Amy Kreger, Bill Kreger, Tina Owenmark, set crew.
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