Our Country's Good

By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Edward Stern

September 05 - October 05 , 1990

1990-1991 Mainstage Season

The Story

Set in 1789 Australia, this remarkable play is the true story of the first theatrical performance in this untamed territory. The players are convicts. The times are desperate. The stakes are high. Absorbing and funny, this inspiring account of misfits civilizing a continent is a tribute to how far the human spirit can soar.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Andrew Jackness
Costume Designer: Candice Donnelly
Lighting Designer: Peter Kaczorowski
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Julia P. Jones


David Harum (2nd Lt. Ralph Clark)
David Schechter (John Wisehammer/Capt. Arthur Phillip)
Hubert Baron Kelly (Aboriginal Australian/Capt. Watkin Tench/Black Caesar)
Bruce Longworth (Capt. David Collins/Robert Sideway)
Christopher McHale (Midshipman Harry Brewer/Capt. Jemmy Campbell/John Arscott)
Kathleen Mahony-Bennett (Meg Long/Mary Brenham/Lt. Will Dawes)
Carol Schultz (Dabby Bryant/2nd Lt. William Faddy)
Lorraine Lanigan (Liz Morden/Reverend Johnson)
James Andreassi (Major Robbie Ross/Ketch Freeman)
Leah Maddrie (Lt. George Johnston/Duckling Smith)

Additional Credits

Dialect Coach: Bruce Longworth

Sponsorship & Support

Exclusive Corporate Sponsor: Monsanto