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Ben Butler presented by Gloucester Stage Company

August 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - August 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary during the Civil War, Union 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 US history? Benjamin Butler, alawyer and former Governor of Massachusetts who championed the causes oflabor and of naturalized citizens, spent his summers in the Bayview neighborhood of Gloucester (present-day Ames Estate). Joe Discher who helmed the show’s world premiere production in 2014 and the Off Broadway productionin 2016, makes his GSC debut directing Ben Butler. Richard Strand’s BenButler, runs from August 2 through August 25. Performances are Wednesday

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August 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
August 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm