Written by Richard Strand
Directed by Joseph Discher
with Ames Adamson, John G. Williams, David Sitler, and Ben Sterling
When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary, General Benajmin Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma - follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of US history?
Based on real-life events, Butler by Richard Strand premieres in New York following an acclaimed world premiere run in New Jersey. "Who knew a play about history could be so much fun?" says Sarasota Herald-Tribune about this powerful comedic-drama that The New York Times called "splendid."
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The New Jersey Repertory Company is a professional, non-profit theater founded in 1997 by SuzAnne Barabas (Artistic Director) and Gabor Barabas (Executive Producer). Located in Long Branch, New Jersey, the theater's primary mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage.
Read more at: http://www.njrep.org/
"Spirited, intense, often humorous dialogue that makes this show completely captivating--This is the time for people to flock to see Butler." - BroadwayWorld.com
Butler is quite a marvelous feat--Delightfully engaging! A boffo character study and suspense yarn!" - NY1
Simultaneously thought-provoking and sidesplitting." - TheaterMania
"Just call it splendid!" - The New York Times
"Brilliant writing! Surprising and magnificent! Butler is marvelous theater." - Theater Pizzazz
"Engrossing! Delightfully funny, packed with wit, farce, and slapstick!" - Talkin' Broadway
"Richard Strand's fine play takes a serious subject and illuminates it with insight, humanity, and humor. It's completely surprising." - WomenAroundTown