Brown/Trinity Rep third-year MFA students present Our Country's Good, under the direction of Ashley Teague. The play, which opens Feb. 23, takes place in the first Australian penal colony and tells a story of a people who in the face of severe brutality and dehumanization reclaim their voice through theatre, she says: “It is about social injustice and the transforming power of theatre. Read more about the play and how to sign up for free tickets.
“This play lives in a world where power is used to strip identity, to colonize the mind and in-prison the soul,” says Teague. “I believe in the power of theatre to present possibilities for change, to affirm identity or denounce it, to hold up worlds we've never seen before and say -what if?”
The show features third-year acting students and runs from February 23 through March 11, 2017. The play was written by Timberlake Wertenbaker.
On March 9, graduate students can attend a pre-performance social at 5:30 pm and see the 7:30 pm show for free as part of “Grad Night.” Join the wait list for play tickets. “We are so excited to be a part of Grad Night,” says Teague, “and to share our work with friends and fellow graduates.”
All performances take place at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, in Providence.