NEW JERSEY REPERTORY COMPANY Presents
"Spirited, intense, often humorous dialogue that makes this show completely captivating--This is the time for people to flock to see Butler."
Butler is quite a marvelous feat--Delightfully engaging! A boffo character study and suspense yarn!"
Simultaneously thought-provoking and sidesplitting."
"Just call it splendid!"
-The New York Times
"Brilliant writing! Surprising and magnificent! Butler is marvelous theater."
"Engrossing! Delightfully funny, packed with wit, farce, and slapstick!"
"Richard Strand's fine play takes a serious subject and illuminates it with insight, humanity, and humor. It's completely surprising."
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 the Sarasota Herald-Tribune about this powerful comedic-drama that The New York Times called "splendid."
Artistic Director SuzAnne Barabas, Executive Producer Gabor Barabas
By Special Arrangement with Eric Falkenstein, Czekaj Artistic Productions, Ken Wirth, and Jamie deRoy/Catherine Adler