"Our Country's Good"

The Cantor Warehouse

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In a Nutshell

Inmates at a penal colony put on a play to aid in their rehabilitation, but the play soon becomes more about redemption for a whole country

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Cantor Warehouse. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Syracuse Shakespeare Festival's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $9 for one ticket to see Our Country’s Good (up to $15 value)
  • Where: The Cantor Warehouse
  • General admission
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Dates and Times

  • Saturday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m.

Our Country’s Good

In the 1780s, at the penal colony in New South Wales, Australia, Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark hopes to earn the Governor’s regard by having the convicts stage a play as a form of rehabilitation. The play chosen is George Farquhar’s restoration comedy The Recruiting Officer, but as it gets underway it soon becomes about far more than laughs and rehabilitation—it becomes about redemption for the colony as a whole. Written in 1988 by British playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker, this work is adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker.


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