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OUR COUNTRYS GOOD
BY TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER
 
Quote:

“Your Excellency, I will endeavour to speak Mr. Farquhar’s lines with the elegance and clarity their own worth commands”

 

 

Synopsis:

 

In the 1780s, convicts and Royal Marines were sent to Australia as part of the first penal colony there. 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 it is possible for ‘theatre to be a humanising force’.

 

Venues:
 

Okanagan College KLO Campus, Kelowna

Mary Irwin Theatre, Kelowna

Powerhouse Theatre, Vernon

Shuswap Theatre, Salmon Arm

Sagebrush Theatre, Kamloops

 

Awards:

 

2015 Theatre BC Mainstage Festival:

 

Best Ensemble: Fred Skeleton Theatre Company

Best Costumes: Shawn Oldham

Adjudicators Merit Awards: John Lomas, Rob Mason-Brown

 

2015 Theatre BC Okanagan Zone Theatre Festival:

 

Best Production: Our Country’s Good, Fred Skeleton Theatre Company

Best Director: Rob Mason-Brown

Best Supporting Actor: Brad Hull

Best Lighting: Vanessa Lomas

Best Costumes: Shawn Oldham