Video posted by Texas Performing Arts for the
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
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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