August Saturday 14th 7.30 p.m.
August Saturday 21st 2.00 p.m. & 7.30 p.m.
August Sunday 22nd 3.00 p.m.
August Saturday 28th 2.00 p.m. & 7.30 p.m.
Our Country's Good is Richmond Players' contribution to the Macquarie 2010 Bicentennary. Our Country’s Good is the story of convicts and Royal Marines of the First Fleet in 1788. It follows Second Lieutenant, Ralph Clark's attempts to put on a production of The Recruiting Officer with a cast of male and female convicts. The play shows the class system in the convict camp and discusses themes such as sexuality, punishment, the Georgian judicial system, and the idea that that it is possible for ‘theatre to be a humanising force'.
As such it portrays the conditions, the social structure and the emotional health of not only the convicts but also the marines. Although a decade before Macquarie it does give an insight to what Macquarie faced on his arrival.
Tickets are available from Oze Pharmacy, Windsor Street, Richmond, one month prior to opening night. Enquiries to (02) 4579 6053 or 0488298593
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Black Swan State Theatre Company presents