'Our Country's Good' at The Playhouse

The play follows the true life story of a group of convicts who having been deported to the colony of Australia, found themselves required to act in a production of George Farquhar's comedy 'The Recruiting Officer' which was staged in the penal colony of New South Wales in 1789. The actual production was the responsibility of Ralph Clark, an idealistic young lieutenant, who believed the drama would be a more salutary lesson than public hanging. How ironic then, that the choice of Farquhar's play should show British officers in such an unflattering light.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 12:00am to 12:00am

The Playhouse

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Arts, Theater




Arts & Sciences, Theatre Arts




$8 for Students, $12 for faculty, $15 general admission




Theatre, art,

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UofL Theatre Arts Department

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(502) 852-7682

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Lauren E Dobbs

Lauren E Dobbs 11/7/2017

This show is actually taking place in the Playhouse on 1911 S 3rd St. Not in the Trust

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2301 S. 3rd St.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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