CCM Mainstage Acting: 'Our Country's Good'
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
Susan Felder, director
Set in Botany Bay in 1789, Our Country’s Good is a darkly comedic tale based on the true story of Australia’s first theatrical performance. A marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. He casts the play with convicts who populate an Australian prison camp. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. Our Country’s Good is an inspiring tribute to the transforming power of drama. For mature audiences.
Wertenbaker’s play demonstrates how doing, not watching, can give a voice to those who are normally voiceless, bringing personal and, potentially, social change.
- 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 (preview)
- 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14
- 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
- 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
- 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Ticket prices start at $28. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Preview performance tickets start at $15. Service charges may apply for online orders.
Single tickets are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through our e-Box Office!
Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.
For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
Sponsors and Partners
CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:
Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship Sponsor and Opera Fusion: New Works Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter & All-Steinway School Sponsor
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor
Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor
Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Senior Showcase Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor
Opera Production Sponsor
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor
The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
Ms. Margaret L. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
J. Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett
Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Inc.
Musical Theatre Birthday Cabaret Sponsor
Graeter's Ice Cream
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor
Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Opera d'arte Sponsor
A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.
All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.
OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
Featured image at top: photo/Mark Lyons
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