|“Our Country's Good” staged in the University Theatre runs Nov. 10 until Nov. 19.|
|Call (909) 869-3800 for tickets.|
The award-winning historical drama “Our Country's Good” by Timberlake Wertenbaker will be staged by the Cal Poly Pomona Theatre department from Nov. 10-19 in the University Theatre.
The play is based on the novel “The Playmaker” by “Shindler's List” author Thomas Keneally. Both the book and the play explore the inhumanity of the penal system in New South Wales, the British colony that became Australia, in the 1780s.
While engrossing and powerful, “Our Country's Good” also maintains a sharp sense of humor. It was awarded the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988.
Professional actress and university professor Linda Bisesti is directing the play.
“Our Country's Good” will be staged at 8 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 16-18. The show's final performance is at 2 p.m. Nov. 19.
Reservations are required for a special 10 a.m. group matinee perfect for school groups Nov. 15. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students, staff and seniors. For more information call the Theatre Box Office at (909) 869-3800.