Our Country's Good

Friday, October 18 - 27, 2013
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
$15.00 - $25.00

Our Country’s Good
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by James Daniels

Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance

“…a backstage play with a social conscience, demonstrating the redemptive power of theater and of education.” – The New York Times

Miles from their homeland, a boat full of Royal Marine officers and convicts arrives on the Australian shore in 1789, forced to create a community in a fledgling penal colony.

Amid the brutal conditions of the settlement, a determined lieutenant volunteers to direct the convicts – a collection of murderers and thieves – in a comedic stage play. With no support from his fellow Marines and the leading lady’s imminent execution, it’s questionable if the show will go on.

Adapted from Thomas Keneally’s best-selling novel The Playmaker, Our Country’s Good has received great critical acclaim, receiving six Tony Award nominations and winning the Olivier Award for Best Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.

Our Country’s Good contains mature content including strong language, violence, and sexual situations.

View the program online.

Oct. 18, 19, 23-26 at 8pm
Oct. 20, 27 at 2pm

Reviews, Resources and More

Review: Our Country’s GoodAustin Chronicle
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD Extols the Virtues of TheaterBroadwayWorld.com
Our Country’s Good portrays the life of British prisoners in AustraliaThe Daily Texan

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