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.
Captain Collins, Robert Sideway
Lieutenant Will Dawes, Dabby Bryant, Meg Long
Capt. Phillip, John Wisehammer
Rev. Johnson, Duckling Smith
Midshipman Harry Brewer
Capt. Campbell, John Arscott
Lieutenant Johnston, Liz Morden
Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark
Second Lieutenant William Faddy, Mary Brenahm
Maj. Ross, Ketch Freeman
Capt. Watkin Tench, Caesar
|‡ 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.|
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