The theatre department at Buena Vista University announces its spring production, "Our Country's Good." It will be performed Wednesday through Saturday, April 26-29, at 8 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium, Siebens Forum, at BVU.
Our Country's Good explores the monstrous and the tender, the desperation and the joy, the paradoxes of living in a world full of suffering. It is based on a historical event and centers around the story of a group of convicts, sent to Australia from England in 1787, who struggle to survive with little hope for the future, suffering harsh conditions and violent treatments, and ultimately reclaim their humanity - by presenting a play.
Cast members include Taylor Jones, a junior from Ketchikan, Alaska; Matt Scheffert, a junior from Savage, Minn.; Phil McLean, a sophomore from Gowrie; Andrew Lupkes, a freshman from Latimer; Luke Harwath, a sophomore from Holstein; Thomas Stewart, a senior from Williamsburg; Kelsey Heim, a senior from Carroll; Krystal Kehrli, a junior from Manchester; Megan Schettler, a junior from Breda; Laura Nowatzke, a sophomore from Earling; Nathan Dreezen, a senior from Spirit Lake; Clifton Coggins, a sophomore from Hutchinson, Kan.; Cody Schug, a senior from Ida Grove; Brittany Johnson, a freshman from Kansas City, Mo.; Lindsey Warren, a junior from Waukee; and Sandra Smith, a sophomore from Milford. Several students will play multiple roles.
The play is directed by Dr. Bethany Larson, assistant professor of theatre at BVU.
The production is open to the public, with tickets at $3 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the door. The production is recommended for mature audiences.