NOCCA Drama Production: Our Country’s Good
NOCCA Drama Production
Our Country’s Good
Nightly Performance January 23-25, 7 PM
Nims Black Box Theatre · NOCCA · 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans
$10 General Seating Tickets Available Online
Co-directed by Theatre Arts faculty members Amy Holtcamp & Silas Cooper, the NOCCA Drama Division presents Our Country’s Good with performances nightly, January 23-25, 7 PM, in the Nims Black Box Theatre at NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans.
Our Country’s Good is a historical drama by Timberlake Wertenbaker, based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally (author of Schindler’s List). The play tells the true story of a group of British convicts and their guards, transported to Australia in 1788. Faced with brutal conditions and shattered spirits, one British marine lieutenant embarks on the unlikely endeavor of producing a play. In describing Our Country’s Good, co-director Amy Holtcamp explains, “This play speaks to something that I know to be true: that art can change people. The convicts in this play are changed forever – not through a prison sentence, the lash of a whip, or even by their being exiled from their homeland – but by learning to exercise their imaginations.”
This will surely be a sell-out; purchase tickets online now as general seating is $10.
NOCCA’s Drama division is supported by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.