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Based on real life events, Butler by Richard Strand premieres in New York after 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!"

When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary, General Benjamin 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 U.S. history?

Butler is quite a marvelous feat—Delightfully engaging! - NY1

Thought-provoking and sidesplitting… Butler might just be the funniest play ever written about [the] Civil War-era. - TheaterMania

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Show Information

Dates July 15 - August 28
Ticket Prices $35 - $70
59E59 Members $35 - $49
Venue 59E59 Theater A
Presented by New Jersey Repertory Company
Artistic Director SuzAnne Barabas
Executive Producer Gabor Barabas
By Special Arrangement with Eric Falkenstein, Czekaj Artistic Productions, Ken Wirth, and Jamie deRoy/Catherine Adler
By Richard Strand
Directed By Joseph Discher
Ames Adamson John G. Williams
David Sitler Ben Sterling

Performance Schedule

Tue - Thu 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm
Additional Performances Sundays 8/14 and 8/21 at 7:00 pm
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Running Time 2 hours
Intermission Yes
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b/t Park and Madison
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