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Based upon true events in the first penal colony that was later to become the city of Sydney, Our Country's Good chronicles the governor's decision to put on a play to celebrate the king's birthday. The play is to be cast with newly-arrived English convicts. These unwitting and unwilling pioneers face starvation, the brutality of guards, and unknown terrors of a strange and wild land. Few can read, few can act, and yet what emerges on stage is as true today as in 1789 - the restorative power of theatre to enlighten the best in us and transcend the worst.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Lucie Stern Theater, San Francisco