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When

Oct 11, 2018
7:30pm

Venue info

Portland Stage Company

Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04104

Price

$31-$49

Contact

207-774-0465

Ben Butler by Richard Strand

“…Part comedy, part historical drama and part biography… by turns sarcastic, droll and witty.” — NY Times

When a runaway slave demands sanctuary at a Union Army garrison, the General in charge is faced with a moral quandary: follow the letter of the law, or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of US history?

Based on true occurrences that happened to General Benjamin Butler who graduated from Colby College in Maine in 1838, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1840. During part of the Civil War, he commanded Fort Monroe.