Our Country's Good Author:Timberlake Wertenbaker based on The Playmaker, a novel by Thomas Keneally. — Australia 1789. A young married lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country. With only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts, many of them illiterate, and one leading lady who may be about to be hanged, conditions are hardly ideal for what will... more » be the antipodean premiere of George Farquhar's Restoration comedy, +The Recruiting Officier_.
This play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1988.« less