Thursday, October 3, 2013

Video: Director and Cast Discuss 'Our Country's Good,' University of Texas, October 18 - 27, 2013

Video posted by Texas Performing Arts for the

University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance, Austin, TX

presentation of

Our Country's Good Timberlake Wertenbaker University of Texas Austin
Our Country's Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

directed by James Daniels

Oct. 18, 19, 23-27 at 8 p.m. and Sundays Oct. 20, 27 at 2 p.m.

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre , University of Texas
Tickets $15.00 - $25.00

“…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.

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