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Our Country’s Good

By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by: Michael Bradford
November 30 - December 10, 2017
Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes including intermission
Recommended Ages: 15 and up (R)
Nafe Katter Theatre

Main Stage Series

New South Wales, 1780s: The Sirius arrives on the shores of Australia bringing Royal Marines and convicts together in a penal colony. Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark stages the first play in Australia casting the convicts in an experiment to discover the rehabilitative power of art. Theft, escapes, and only two copies of the script provide most of the drama in rehearsals, but the play ultimately turns the prison into an escape from punishment. Soon the lines blur between captors and captives and the players begin to discover the characters that lie within both on and off the stage. “Our Country’s Good” is an acclaimed and award-winning historical drama that provides both passion and humor and a look at the humanizing power of play.

Uncommon Sense Series Events

Join us after the show for a conversation with the cast and create team about the production.
Following the Thursday, December 7th 7:30pm and Saturday, December 9th 2:00pm performances



Scenic Design / Morgan Raddatz

Costume Design / Corey Brittain

Lighting Design / Joey Morrissette

Sound Design / Erik Lawson

Dramaturg / Emma Mathieu

Stage Manager / Nicole Marconi



Captain Phillips/John Arscott / Nick Nudler

Major Robbie Ross (scots)/Ketch Freeman / James Jelkin

Captain Collins/Robert Sidewats / Coleman Churchill

Captain Tench/Aborginal Australian/Black Saesar / Valerie Badjan

Captain Campball/Harry Brewer / Ademide Akintilo

Mary Brenham / Tabatha Gayle

Lt. George Johnston/Duckling / Emma Mathieu

Meg Long/John Wisehammer / Jacob Harris Wright

Lt. Will Dawes/Liz Morden / Braley Degenhardt

2nd Lt. Ralph Clark / Zack Dictakis

2nd Lt. Faddy/Dabby Bryant / Gillian Pardi

Rev. Johnson / Matthew Antoci