BUTLER by Richard Strand
January 17th-March 13th, 2016
Detroit Repertory Theater
Uproariously funny, witty and very moving, Butler is written by the author of last season’s hit comedy, Buzz. Based on actual events that changed the lives of 10,000 slaves, Butler is set at the beginning of the Civil War and follows Major General Benjamin Butler, who has just been given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. The inexperienced but shrewd Butler meets his match when an equally shrewd runaway slave enters the fort and asks for asylum.
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