Our Country's Good

November 18, 2017 at 810 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeNovember 18, 2017 at 810 p.m.

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents a production of Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Amy Seham.

In 1787, in the first Australian penal colony, a ragged, half-starved group of convicts put on a performance of The Recruiting Officer, an elegant comedy of manners by George Farquhar. Inspired by this strange-but-true moment of theatre history, playwright Wertenbaker has created a compelling contemporary work. With great humanity and humor, Our Country's Good uses the many levels of this play within a play to explore class, race, sexuality, and the effects of incarceration on prisoners and on those who imprison them. In response to its award-winning London premiere, critic Georgina Brown wrote, "Rarely has the redemptive, transcendental power of theatre been argued with such eloquence and passion."

Tickets are available online two weeks prior to opening atgustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

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