YOUNG actors from Kick Theatre will perform Timberlake Wertenbaker’s 1988 drama Our Country’s Good at the Lantern Theatre next week.
To Australia in 1789 and an idealistic young lieutenant, Ralph Clark – one of the soldiers guarding a rag tag of humanity convicted of various crimes in their homeland, decides to stage a production of George Farquhar’s comedy The Recruiting Officer.
It’s the first play ever to be staged in the new penal colony on the far side of the world. But with only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts and a leading lady who may about to be hanged, things don’t go completely to plan.
Wertenbaker’s 1988 drama Our Country’s Good was adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker and based on real events in Australia.
Kick Theatre is an ensemble of young people aged 18 to 22.
OUR Country’s Good is at the Lantern Theatre, Blundell Street, from March 26-31.