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Our Country's Good

The NOCCA Institute

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Our Country's Good

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NOTE: Advance sales for this event have ended. However, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at approximately 6pm.

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NOCCA Drama presents historical production


Nims Black Box Theatre · NOCCA · 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans

Co-directed by Theatre Arts faculty members Amy Holtcamp & Silas Cooper, the NOCCA Drama Division presents Our Country’s Good with performances nightly, January 23-25, 7 PM, in the Nims Black Box Theatre at NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans.

Our Country’s Good is a historical drama by Timberlake Wertenbaker, based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally (author of Schindler’s List). The play tells the true story of a group of British convicts and their guards, transported to Australia in 1788.  Faced with brutal conditions and shattered spirits, one British marine lieutenant embarks on the unlikely endeavor of producing a play.

In describing Our Country’s Good, co-director Amy Holtcamp explains, “This play speaks to something that I know to be true: that art can change people. The convicts in this play are changed forever - not through a prison sentence, the lash of a whip, or even by their being exiled from their homeland - but by learning to exercise their imaginations.”

NOCCA's Drama division is supported by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).

Have questions about Our Country's Good? Contact The NOCCA Institute


New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)
2800 Chartres Street
New Orleans, 70117

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The NOCCA Institute

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is a world-class educational institution that has been changing the lives of young people since 1973. Every year, this professional arts training center provides intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics to students from public, private, and parochial schools across Louisiana. Students attend via schoolday, after-school, weekend, and summer sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and tuition is free. Find out more at www.NOCCA.com.

The NOCCA Institute provides supplemental funding for NOCCA students and advocacy for NOCCA’s world-class program. With the support of corporations, foundations, and individuals across Louisiana and the globe, the Institute has helped turn NOCCA into a flagship professional arts training facility. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: the Term-Time Financial Aid Program, the NOCCA Summer Term Financial Aid Program, the Summer Study Financial Aid Program, the Artists-in-Residence Program, the capital campaign for NOCCA’s current home and future capital expansion, and numerous arts programs for the general public. Learn more about the Institute at www.NOCCAInstitute.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges at this time. Please double-check the date and time of the performance before completing your order.

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