Press Release

Our Country’s Good

(Evanston, IL) Fresh off the Chicago Reader recommended, The Trojan Women, Three Crows ends their season with OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD. Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker and based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keanally (Schindler’s List), it won the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988. Directed by Kristin Davis, OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD runs March 8th-25th at the Piven Theatre Workshop (927 Noyes St) in Evanston. Three Crows is a pay-what-you-can theatre company. Tickets are available online at or by calling 312-469-0274.

Our Country's Good

The cast for OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD includes Bradley Wilson (Ralph Clarke), Angelo
Murphycotto (Caesar/Tench/Aborigine), Ross Frawley (Wisehammer/Phillip), Shamus Jarvis (Sideway/Collins), Stephen Dunn (Harry Brewer), Judith Laughlin (Shitty Meg), Katie Ratliff (Dabby/Faddy), Molly Bunder (Mary Brenham/Johnston), Selena Lopez (Liz Morden/Rev. Johnson), Nathaniel Negron (Ketch/Ross), David Towne (Campbell/Arscott), and Anna Marck (Duckling/Dawes.)

Unexpected situations are often matched by unexpected virtues in people, are they not? In 1789, Britain’s jails were overflowing. Stealing something as insignificant as a loaf of bread was a one way ticket to the newly established penal colony of Australia. Dealing with these miserable conditions, a young lieutenant is put in charge of staging a play with a cast made up of convicts. Simultaneously funny and poignant, the award-winning OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD explores freedom, the redemptive power of theatre and what it means to be human.

The production team for OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD includes Assistant Director- Mike
Mazzocca, Assistant Director- Nicki Mazzocca, Stage Manger- Rebecca L. Ruge, Set Design- Christopher Bennett, Costume Design & Dramaturg- Liv Rigdon, Sound Design- Samuel Fitzwater-Butchart, and Light Design- Rachel Lake.

About Three Crows Theatre

Three Crows aims to tell stories that matter. We specifically focus on stories that feature
prominent roles for women and we desire to reflect our diverse community in our casts. With a pay-what-you-can ticketing policy, Three Crows believes in making theatre affordably accessible. Three Crows was founded by Selena Lopez, Nathaniel Negron, and Rebecca L. Ruge. The company also features Resident Artists Judith Laughlin and Kristin Davis.

Three Crows Theatre is a Fractured Atlas 501(c)(3) sponsored project.

Listing Info
Our Country’s Good
Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Kristin Davis
Preview: March 8th
Run: March 8th – March 25th, 2018
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
Run Time: 2 hours with a 10 minute intermission
Performances at the Piven Theatre Workshop,
Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201
Tickets: All performances are pay-what-you-can. Tickets can be reserved at or by calling 312.469.0274