Our Country’s Good

Soldier holding peasant hostage with sword

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Our Country’s Good
by Timberlake Wertenbaker

“…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.

Our Country’s Good is part of the 2013-2014 Theatre and Dance Subscription Series. Subscription packages are on sale through October 27th. Save 20% and reserve the best seats today!

Performances

Oct. 18, 19, 23-27 at 8pm

Oct. 20, 27 at 2pm

Date and Time:Oct. 25 | 8:00 PM
Contact:Theatre and Dance Info Line
theatreanddance@utexas.edu
512-471-5793
Admission:$15-$25; Subscribers save 20%
Location:Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (WIN Building) Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Department of Theatre & Dance