Our Country’s Good, the first production of the mainstage season for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, opens tonight at Mullady Theatre.
Here’s how the Arts Alive blog, which is mediated by the department, describes the play:
England, in an extreme attempt at social and economic reorganization (in response to the economic depression, rising unemployment rates, and crime which the country faced in 1780) sent a large portion of British convicts to the newly formed penal colony of Australia.
Against this backdrop, playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker sets her extraordinary tale of redemption, passion, and the power of art; bringing the audience into that colony, begging them to see the revitalizing and humanizing potential of the theatre, and most of all, the human spirit.
The show opens tonight and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from Oct. 15-24.
Tickets range from $7-15, and can be purchased at the box office in the Centennial Forum Student Union or at luc.tix.com. Those interested can contact the Box Office at 773.508.3847 or at email@example.com with any questions.
– Bailey Dick
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