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May 21, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
The Guthrie WorldStage Series presents an Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton production of OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD by Timberlake Wertenbaker based on THE PLAYMAKER by Thomas Keneally directed by Max Stafford-Clark May 21-June 29, 2014 McGuire Proscenium Stage
In the penal colony of Sydney in 1789 a ragtag cast of convicts puts on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer. As the barriers between captors and captives break down, they start to discover each other, both onstage and behind the scenes. Based on a true story, Our Country’s Goodcelebrates the 25th anniversary of its premiere at London’s Royal Court Theatre, before it transferred to the West End and Broadway and won the Olivier Award for Play of the Year. The U.K.’s Sunday Express called it “one of the great plays of and about the theatre, staged with overwhelming warmth and humanity.”