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Our Country's Good

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:30pm

Scales Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre 1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

The first Governor of a wild new penal colony in Australia believed in the transformative power of theatre. Arguing the merits of allowing criminals to perform a play, Captain Arthur Phillip says, “The theatre is an expression of civilization…for a few hours we will no longer be despised prisoners and hated gaolers. We will laugh, we may be moved, we may even think a little. Can you think of something else that will provide such an evening?”

The Olivier and Tony Award winning play, Our Country’s Good tells the moving, sometimes painful, and often funny story of the dedication and passion a group of convicts in one of the remotest corners of their known world, poured into the production of a play that changed their lives.

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Theatre, Arts & Entertainment


Theatre and Dance, Academics, University Theatre, Administrative

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents/Guests, Staff, Students, First-Year Students



$12 adults, $10 senior citizens, $5 students

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WFU Theatre Box Office

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