Our Country’s Good

The senior class at Trinity School at Greenlawn will perform Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker on Friday, May 18 at 7:30pm in the Trinity School Auditorium. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students.

The play is adapted from the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally, who also wrote Schindler's List. The play is set in Australia in 1788 when it was a prison colony. As in the novel Schindler's List, the story is based on actual historical characters and details. Many of the prisoners were young and had been sentenced to death in England. There was a shortage of food in the colony and the penalty for theft was hanging. In the story, the governor of the colony decides to have one of the officers put on a play with the prisoners to rehabilitate them.