Our Country’s Good

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre

In January 1788, the first of the British prison ships arrive at Botany Bay, Australia and settle the penal colony at Port Jackson, the site of current-day Sydney. Many of the prisoners have committed minor crimes and their wardens are military men who fought and lost the war against the American colonies.

When hope and supplies run low, a lieutenant tries to increase morale by staging a comedy using the convicts as the cast.

Based on the novel “The Playmaker” by Thomas Keneally.

Based on real events, this award-winning drama is an evocative look at a moment in history — the founding of a nation — and an inspiring tale about the transforming power of theatre.

Recommended for high school and up.
Contains strong language and brief nudity.

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Micah-Shane Brewer ‡

Captain Collins, Robert Sideway

Andrew Drake

Aboriginal Australian

Nancy Duckles

Lieutenant Will Dawes, Dabby Bryant, Meg Long

Neil Friedman ‡

Capt. Phillip, John Wisehammer

Angela Graham ‡

Rev. Johnson, Duckling Smith

Leo LaCamera


Stuart Matthews

Midshipman Harry Brewer

Kyle Maxwell

Capt. Campbell, John Arscott

Jess Milewicz

Lieutenant Johnston, Liz Morden

Cory O'Brien-Pniewski ‡

Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark

Cynthia Anne Roser

Second Lieutenant William Faddy, Mary Brenahm

Steve Sherman ‡

Maj. Ross, Ketch Freeman

Tramell Tillman ‡

Capt. Watkin Tench, Caesar

Artistic Team

Cal MacLean ◊


Kyle Andrew Schellinger

Costume Designer

Kristen Geisler

Lighting Designer

Mike Ponder

Sound Designer

Terry Weber

Voice & Dialect Coach

John Sipes

Movement Coach

Alex Dearmin

Stage Manager

‡ Appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. ¤ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.