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August 2019

Gloucester Stage Co Presents: Ben Butler

August 21 @ 7:30 pm - August 24 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 24, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
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$15 – $48

Richard Strand’s Ben Butler, a smart and funny discourse on race, protocol and our sense of humanity, garnered high critical acclaim during its Off Broadway run in 2016. The sharply comic play takes place in the middle of the Civil War, 1861 at Virginia’s Union-held Fort Monroe under the command of General Benjamin Butler. One of Abraham Lincoln’s top generals, Benjamin Butler, a lawyer, championed the causes of labor, abolition of slavery, and naturalized citizens. After retiring from the battlefield,…

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