Briefs: OA Our Country April 10, 2009

18th century British convicts subject of final Mesa State play

The last main stage play of the school year at Mesa State College is a mature production of “Our Country’s Good” by British playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker.

The play runs from Wednesday through Saturday, April 15–18, at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

The plot is based on the story of the first convicts deported on British ships to an Australian correctional colony in the 1780s. Character Ralph Clark, a second lieutenant, stages a theatrical production using the convicts as the cast.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 248-1604.


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