In the summer of 1965 in the Australian mining town of Corrigan, 13-year-old Charlie Bucktin is surprised late one night when Jasper Jones shows up with promises of taking him to see something very special out in the bush. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Jasper Jones is most suitable for an older teenage and adult audience. The Cast & Crew of Jasper Jones are almost ready to Bump-in to Mesley Hall. We speak to some of the Jasper Jones cast about the script, their characters, and the MTC production. Guy: Jasper is a 15 to 16-year-old boy, uncertain of his exact age. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Jasper Jones: Trailer from StateTheatreSA on Vimeo. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Based on the novel of the same name by Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones is a coming-of-age story about small-town racism, victimisation and a hunt for the truth. Physical Description . He is not sporty and therefore neither manly nor popular. Bored, bullied and lonely, his world is changed forever when fellow outsider Jasper Jones knocks on his window to solve a murder. Ideas to discuss with your children. With Levi Miller, Kevin Long, Toni Collette, Aaron L. McGrath. Jasper leads Charlie down the street, careful to stay out of view of any cars. “I trust him straight up, though I have no reason to, and this makes me one of few.” Role in Story. Directed by Rachel Perkins. Director Sue Lindsay has an absolute talent for bringing interesting and heart felt stories to the arts community. He admires Jasper Jones, the only ‘half-cast’ Aboriginal in town. JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. Emotional Journey . To their dismay, the car parks at the house, and a man gets out. Jasper has a bit of a rebellious streak that Charlie finds intriguing. Charlie Bucktin escapes his small-town life through books. Adapted from Craig Silvey's bestselling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath, JASPER JONES is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia. Film Review: ‘Jasper Jones’ Aussie filmmaker Rachel Perkins delivers her best work yet with this coming-of-ager set in a small town in 1969. JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. Always the town scapegoat because of his dark skin, Jasper knows he’ll be the first suspect. 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