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Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents Our Country’s Good
November 8, 2017 @ 12:28 am
One event on December 1, 2017 at 8:00pm
One event on December 2, 2017 at 8:00pm
One event on December 6, 2017 at 7:30pm
One event on December 7, 2017 at 7:30pm
One event on December 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
One event on December 9, 2017 at 2:00pm
One event on December 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
One event on December 10, 2017 at 2:00pm
One event on November 30, 2017 at 7:30pm
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage the Tony Award-nominated and Olivier Award-winning play, “Our Country’s Good”, by Timberlake Wertenbaker. CRT Artistic Director Michael Bradford will direct. Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from November 30 through December 10.
Evening performances start at 7:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Select matinee performances start at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Single tickets are available now. Single tickets range from $10 to $33. All student tickets are $10.
On Wednesday, December 6, patrons can purchase tickets to Dine with Design, a pre-show dinner with members of the creative team for a behind-the-scenes experience. Dinner includes entrees and dessert.
Post-show discussions with members of the cast and crew will follow the performance on Thursday, December 7 at 7:30pm and the matinee Saturday, December 9 at 2pm.
Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. CRT recommends ages 15 and up (R) for this production. For additional ticket information or to charge tickets by phone, call 860.486.2113. All sales are final; no refunds. Play selections and performance dates are subject to change.
Please call the box office at 860.486.2113 for tickets and additional information or visit www.crt.uconn.edu for specific show dates and times because performance schedules vary and are subject to change.
The Nafe Katter Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
New South Wales, 1780s: The Sirius arrives on the shores of Australia bringing Royal Marines and convicts together in a penal colony. Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark stages the first play in Australia casting the convicts in an experiment to discover the rehabilitative power of art. Theft, escapes, and only two copies of the script provide most of the drama in rehearsals, but the play ultimately turns the prison into an escape from punishment. Soon the lines blur between captors and captives and the players begin to discover the characters that lie within, both on and off the stage. “Our Country’s Good” is an acclaimed and award-winning historical drama that provides both passion and humor and a look at the humanizing power of play.
Bradford said, “At its core, ‘Our Country’s Good”’ explores the nature of our humanity and who defines it. In the end, each character is challenged to step beyond the safety and security of their “role” and choose the possibility of life, love, and hope. Please join us at CRT as we explore this harsh, yet beautiful, world!”
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