Nov
02

Date: Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Nanaimo Campus

Add to CalendarOur Country's Good11/02/2017 07:30 PM11/02/2017 09:30 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverOur Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker; Directed by Ross Desprez A play within a play; "Our Country’s Good" is based on true events that took place in a convict colony in Australia in 1789. Supplies and morale were running low when Governor Arthur Philip hopes that having the colony residents work on a theatrical production together would give them a sense of belonging and purpose. Over the course of producing the play, the characters shift from hating each other to appreciate and support one another. Over the play’s development, the audience will learn a little about each character’s journey; of how “sometimes people end up in a certain place because of circumstances not entirely of their own doing”; but also that “people can change.” The message is about how art enhances humanity, defines culture, and helps unify people. "Our Country’s Good" is a must-see for anyone who enjoys witty dialogue and a storyline that shows the magical transformation that can take place when humans are shown sympathy and kindness. Dates/Times: Thursday, November 2 - Saturday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 8 - Saturday, November 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults: $12 Students/Seniors: $10 For Reservations, please email boxoffice@viu.ca Preview Night, Pay What You Can - Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. false

Our Country’s Good
by Timberlake Wertenbaker; Directed by Ross Desprez

A play within a play; "Our Country’s Good" is based on true events that took place in a convict colony in Australia in 1789. Supplies and morale were running low when Governor Arthur Philip hopes that having the colony residents work on a theatrical production together would give them a sense of belonging and purpose.

Over the course of producing the play, the characters shift from hating each other to appreciate and support one another. Over the play’s development, the audience will learn a little about each character’s journey; of how “sometimes people end up in a certain place because of circumstances not entirely of their own doing”; but also that “people can change.”

The message is about how art enhances humanity, defines culture, and helps unify people. "Our Country’s Good" is a must-see for anyone who enjoys witty dialogue and a storyline that shows the magical transformation that can take place when humans are shown sympathy and kindness.

Dates/Times:
Thursday, November 2 - Saturday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
and
Wednesday, November 8 - Saturday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
Adults: $12
Students/Seniors: $10
For Reservations, please email boxoffice@viu.ca

Preview Night, Pay What You Can - Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.


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