Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Ben Butler

by Richard Strand Running Time: 2 hours, with one 15 minute intermission

April 12, 2019 to
April 28, 2019

Cabot Theatre
Directed by Michael Cotey

Milwaukee Premiere!

Featuring Drew Brhel, Marques Causey, David Sapiro, Chase Stoeger

Major General Benjamin Butler had been a defense attorney in Boston - until the Civil War began. Now he is in command of Fort Monroe, in southern Virginia, and the law of the United States says that the escaped slave who has demanded to see him must be returned to his owner. But this extremely singular individual - one Shepard Mallory - makes quite a powerful case for himself.

Richard Strand's splendid play, a battle of wits for the soul of a nation, defies simple characterization - part comedy, part historical drama, part biography, and often all at the same time!

Co-Sponsored by: 
Elizabeth Levins & Herbert Zien
Marianne & Sheldon B. Lubar

Richard Strand
Gen. Ben Butler Drew Brhel
Shepard Mallory Marques Causey
Maj. Cary David Sapiro
Lt. Kelly Chase Stoeger
Production Staff
Director Michael Cotey
Scenic Designer Lisa Schlenker
Costume Designer Lyndsey Kuhlmann
Lighting Designer Marisa Abbott
Sound Designer Chris Guse
Props Designer Madelyn Yee
Dialect Coach Raeleen McMillion
Stage Manager Judy Martel
<April 2019>
7891011127:30 PM (P)138:00 PM (O)
142:00 PM1516171:00 PM (*)7:30 PM (V)187:30 PM (T)197:30 PM204:00 PM8:00 PM
212223241:00 PM (*)257:30 PM (T)267:30 PM274:00 PM8:00 PM
282:00 PM29301234

T=Talkback: post-show Q&A with actors and director
*=Talk Theatre: pre-show interactive discussion beginning at noon
V=ViewPoints: pre-show presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Talk Theatre

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:00 PM

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 PM

An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:30 PM

Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:30 PM

After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.

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