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South Pasadena Theatre Workshop
1507 El Centro St.
South Pasadena,

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"Our Country's Good"

Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $25.00 - $35.00

Sponsor: South Pasadena Theatre Workshop

For more information call: 626-644-3654

Or click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-countrys-good-tickets-291015213337

South Pasadena Theatre Workshop presents "Our Country's Good", directed by Sally Smythe - A dark comedy set in Australia's penal colony circa 1790 which examines the transformative power of theatre. Based on Thomas Keneally’s historical novel, “The Playmaker,” "Our Country’s Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker tells the true story of Australia’s first theatrical performance in 1789. The new penal colony in New South Wales, in what is now the city of Sydney, is populated by British Royal Navy, Marines, convicted petty thieves, prostitutes, and murderers. A Royal Marine lieutenant casts a motley group of convicts to present a Restoration comedy for the celebration of King George III’s birthday. In order to defend his production to both the British officers and the criminals, he must convince them that “there is more to life than crime and punishment.” The play is produced against a backdrop of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. Yet as the barrier between captors and captives breakdown, they start to discover each other both on stage and behind the scenes. Purchase tickets at the above link.

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