Our Country's Good

April 21 – May 1, 2016

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

1789. Transported for life to the brutal penal colony of Australia, a motley group of thieves, prostitutes, and murderers, led by an idealistic young Royal Marine, attempt to mount a production of Farquhar’s comedy, The Recruiting Officer. Based on a true story, and adapted from Thomas Keneally’s celebrated novel, The Playmaker, this acclaimed ensemble play offers a powerful testament to the founding of a nation and the redemptive power of art.