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The University of South Carolina Upstate’s Shoestring Players are pleased to present Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker, to the Spartanburg community.

Performances will be held 8 p.m. Feb. 20-22  and 3 p.m. February 23 in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center Theatre.

In June 1789 in the penal colony that was later to become the city of Sydney, a marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. He casts the play with the English convicts who populate this distant Australian prison camp. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is being produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric punishments–brilliantly juxtaposed against the civilizing influence of theatrical endeavor. The “hangman,” himself a convict, has been recruited along with a woman, wrongfully accused of stealing.

Ticket prices are $8 for general public and $4 for USC Upstate students, faculty, and staff.

For tickets, please contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office at (864) 503-5695 or email your tickets requests to boxoffice@uscupstate.edu. Ticket sales are cash or check only.

Box Office hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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