ON Stage


June 24, 2023

2:00pm, 7:00pm

BEN BUTLER is part comedy, part history and completely captivating. 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? The sharply comic play takes place in the middle of the Civil War, 1861 at Virginia’s Union-held Fort Monroe. It’s a battle of wit and word play as the characters spar over respect and equality — a shrewd comic duel between two smart, compulsively stubborn men with a very fine sherry. The play, a smart and funny discourse on law, protocol and our sense of humanity is by turns sarcastic, droll and witty, and garnered high critical acclaim during its Off Broadway run in 2016.

No performances June 3-10.


Venue Details


Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

8989 E Via Linda