Australia is the perfect dumping ground for the worst British convicts in the 1780’s, but with only a few guards to keep the unruly inmates in line the Governor suggests a simple but bizarre solution to create order — have the inmates put on a play. Much to the dismay of both the prison workers and the prisoners themselves, the plan takes to the stage. Multiple agendas, clashing opinions, violent outbursts and mental illness all challenge the success of the play. With jobs on the line and lives at stake, tensions skyrocket in this one of a kind play.
Directed by Daryl Harris
Cast: Yunina Barbour-Payne as Lieutenant George Johnston/Mary Brenham, Travis Black as 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark, Cody Dale as Captain Jemmy Campbell/Harry Brewer/John Arscott, Mackenzie Durham-Smith as Major Robbie Ross/Ketch Freeman, Bradley Evans as Captain Arthur Phillip/John Wisehammer, Derek Evans as Captain David Collins/Robert Sideway, Blair Godshall as 2nd Lieutenant William Faddy/Dabby Bryant, Rebecca Howell as Reverend Johnson/Liz Morden, Deandra Jackson as Aboriginal Australian (Daringha), Philip Krinsky as Aboriginal Australian (Colebee), Rex Martinez as Captain Watkin Tench/Black Caesar, Cynthea Mercado as Aboriginal Australian (Barangaroo), Carey Parsons as Lieutenant Will Dawes/”Shitty” Meg/Duckling Smith & Kyle Segar as Aboriginal Australian (Bennelong)
- Thu-Sat, March 22-24 at 8pm
- Sun, March 25 at 3pm
- Tue-Sat, March 27-31 at 8pm
- Sun, April 1 at 3pm
Local media coverage: WVXU interview |