Cast preparing for ‘Our Country’s Good’

Tate Long, [email protected], is a freshman mass media major.

On Nov. 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m., the Washburn Theatre Department will be putting on the production of “Our Country’s Good.” This production has been in progress for some time now and the cast is nearly ready.

“Our Country’s Good” is a 1988 play written by British playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker. The story involves a play within a play. It takes place in the 1780s and concerns a group of Royal Marines and convicts in a colony in New South Wales who put on a production of “The Recruiting Officer.”

Set in a much earlier period, the set and costumes had to be made to reflect the era, as did the mood. It will be interesting to see the set and costumes for the production. Many of the past productions have had slick, put together sets, so there will be high expectations for this production. With an interesting cast and committed director, it should not be a let down.

Ashley Vaughan plays Liz Morden and William Dawes in the production.

“We are all very professional, we know how to have fun and we are good at our parts,” said Vaughan. “The audience will be exposed to some culture in this play!”

“The actors are coming along great and the production as a whole is looking good,” said Paul Prece, the theatre department chair and director of the production.

If you have never been to a performance by the Washburn Theatre Department, this production would be a good one to attend. The department puts on many productions and all are unique. All students should get out and support the theatre department and the cast and crew of “Our Country’s Good.”. Students with a WU ID receive free admission. Non-student price is $8 per person.