CCM’s Mainstage Acting production of Our Country’s Good opens with a preview performance at 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 13, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.
Directed by Susan Felder, the award-winning play centers on a group of 18th-century criminals and British colonialists who explore how theatre can help rehabilitate and inspire. A British Royal Marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. He casts the play with English convicts who populate a distant Australian prison camp to remind them that “there is more to life than crime and punishment.” Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. CCM’s production is for mature audiences.
Arts reporter David Lyman describes Our Country’s Good as “witty, sobering and highly revealing of harsh life in what is now the Sydney suburbs,” in a preview story for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Watch CCM Acting’s teaser trailer for the production: https://youtu.be/i0LNQtTWfLg
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
CCM’s production will last 2 hours, including a 10-minute intermission.
- Susan Felder, director
- Joshua E. Gallagher*, scenic designer
- Sam Kittle*, hair and make-up designer
- k. Jenny Jones, fight choreographer
- Ashley Trujilo*, costume designer
- Michael Ekema-Nardella*, lighting designer
- Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
- Travis Byrne*, associate sound designer
- Yue Shi (Jenny)*, production stage manager
- D’Arcy Smith and Katherine Webster, dialect coaches
* CCM Student
- Madeleine Page-Schmit as Mary Brenham
- Jacqueline Daaleman as Dabby Bryant
- Kayla Temshiv as Duckling
- Abby Palen as Liz Morden
- Chandler Bates as Meg/Reverend
- Carlee Coulehan as Johnston/Convict/Narrator
- Olivia Buss as Dawes/Convict/Narrator
- Jack Steiner as Ralph Clark
- Carter LaCava as Robert Sideway
- Jabari Carter as Captain Phillip/Aborigine
- Cameron Nalley as Ross/James Ketch
- James Egbert as Harry Brewer/Campbell
- Trey Peterson as Caesar/Narrator
- Graham Rogers as Judge Collins/Narrator
- Lucas Prizant as Arscot/Tench
- Duncan Weinland as Wisehammer/Faddy
- 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
Tickets prices start at $28. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Preview performance tickets start at $15. Service changes may apply for online orders.
Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.
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 UC campus. 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.
Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.