Our Country's Good

Play - Original

Nederlander Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 19, 1991
  • Opening Date: April 29, 1991
  • Closing Date: June 8, 1991
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 48

Playwright: Timberlake Wertenbaker

Synopsis

In Timberlake Wertenbaker's dramatization of a real-life incident and Thomas Keneally's novel The Playmaker, it is 1788, and a Royal Marine lieutenant directs several of the criminals and misfits banished to the new British colony of Australia in the first play the country has produced, gradually winning the skeptical fledgling actors over to the magic of the theatre.

 

Opening Night Cast

Neville Aurelius Convict
Amelia Campbell in Our Country's Good Amelia Campbell Meg Long
Lieutentant Will Dawes
Duckling Smith
Tracey Ellis Mary Brenham
Lieutenant George Johnston
Peter Frechette in Our Country's Good Peter Frechette 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark
John Hickok in Our Country's Good John Hickok Convict
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Timberlake Wertenbaker Writer
Mark Lamos Mark Lamos Director
  Chris Barreca Scenic Design
  Candice Donnelly Costume Design
Mimi Jordan Sherin Mimi Jordan Sherin Lighting Design
  David Budries Sound Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Tracey Ellis Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Best Foreign Play Timberlake Wertenbaker Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Actor in a Play Peter Frechette Nominee
1991 Actress in a Play Cherry Jones Nominee
1991 Direction of a Play Mark Lamos Nominee
1991 Featured Actress in a Play Amelia Campbell Nominee
1991 Featured Actress in a Play J. Smith-Cameron Nominee
1991 Play   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 9, 1991 1 $80,651
-
$21,237 $13.58
-
5937
1160
8
0
63.98% 13.97%
Jun. 2, 1991 52 $59,414
-
-$18,188 $12.80
-
4641
1160
8
0
50.01% -14.94%
May 26, 1991 51 $77,602
-
-$7,633 $12.88
-
6027
1160
8
0
64.95% 2.79%
May 19, 1991 50 $85,235
-
- $14.78
-
5768
1160
8
0
62.16% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $302,902
-
  $13.51 22373
37120
32
0
60.27 %  
Cumulative
  $513,073
-
  $11.34
$0.00
44965
69600
48
12
64.60 %  
 
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