None But The Best

Play Dramatizes 19th Century Philanthropist on June 8 and 9

In the turmoil and strife that followed the U.S. Civil War, a family newspaper that started in Boston, The Youth’s Companion, was a welcome touchstone in half a million homes across the nation. The paper not only promoted patriotism and temperance but educated and enlightened its readers about events, people, and places both near and far. Reclusive publisher Daniel Sharp Ford quietly used his wealth to help thousands of disadvantaged people. In Good Company’s performance of “None but The Best” reveals the true story of a man whose generosity left its mark across Boston, New England, and the nation.

Performances are held Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, students, and Historic Newton members. Purchase below or at the door, space permitting. Information: 617-641-9142

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