University of Cincinnati College’s Conservatory of Music (CCM) opens the curtain this Wednesday evening to their newest production.

Our Country’s Good, based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally, takes the Patricia Corbett Theater (290 CCM Blvd Cincinnati) center stage this Wednesday Feb 13 at 8 p.m.

Set in Botany Bay in 1789, Our Country’s Good is a darkly comedic tale based on the true story of Australia’s first theatrical performance. A marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. He casts the play with convicts who populate an Australian prison camp. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. Our Country’s Good is as an inspiring tribute to the transforming power of drama. For mature audiences.

Performances will take place:

Wednesday Feb 13         8 p.m. (preview)

Thursday Feb 14              8 p.m.

Friday Feb 15                   8 p.m.

Saturday Feb 16              2 p.m.

Saturday Feb 16              8 p.m.

Sunday Feb 17                 2 p.m.


Ticket prices start at $28. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Preview performance tickets start at $15. Service charges may apply for online orders.

Single tickets are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online through the e-Box Office!

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Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.