Announcement: Tickets Available for Our Country's Good


Tickets are now available online at or by calling 507-933-7590 for the Department of Theatre and Dance production of Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Amy Seham. Performances will be held November 16-18 at 8:00 p.m. and November 19 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets not sold before the event will be placed on sale one hour prior to curtain at the Anderson Theatre box office. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the production. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and other students.


Our Country's Good
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Amy Seham, Director|
November 16-18 at 8 p.m. | November 19 at 2 p.m.
Anderson Theatre

In 1787, in the first Australian penal colony, a ragged, half-starved group of convicts put on a performance of The Recruiting Officer, an elegant comedy of manners by George Farquhar. Inspired by this strange-but-true moment of theatre history, playwright Wertenbaker has created a compelling contemporary work. With great humanity and humor, Our Country's Good uses the many levels of this play within a play to explore class, race, sexuality, and the effects of incarceration on prisoners and on those who imprison them. London critic Georgina Brown proclaimed, "Rarely has the redemptive, transcendental power of theatre been argued with such eloquence and passion."