The Time is Not Yet Ripe


A new edition of this high-life political comedy from 1912 in which the forces of socialism, feminism and conservatism fight out an election and an engagement to marry - published to coincide with the production at La Mama Theatre.

"Esson's classic shows the influence of his contemporaries Shaw, Wilde and Pinero, but places the social comedy squarely in the milieu of early Australian Federal politics." - ABC Classics

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  • 5 female identifying, 13 male identifying
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