by Richard Strand
directed by Keely Enright
Sponsored by : The Law Offices of Richard Hricik
“…Part comedy, part historical drama and part biography… by turns sarcastic, droll and witty.” — NY Times
Village Rep is pleased to present the South Carolina premiere of this brilliant new comedy. When a runaway slave demands sanctuary at a Union Army garrison, the general in charge is faced with a moral quandary: follow the letter of the law, or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of US history? Based on actual events chronicled by Gen. Benjamin Butler who commanded Fort Monroe during the Civil War.
Featuring Patrick Arnheim, Brad Leon, Ossie Lessane and Robbie Thomas as Ben Butler
South Carolina premiere of the brilliant, searing new work based on true life events.
The Village Repertory Co. is a non profit professional theatre company, producing drama, comedy, and musicals with a special emphasis on the finest plays of the 20th Century. As the theatre company in residence at the Woolfe Street Playhouse, our aim is to bring lesser known classics and new works to life in a unique environment: The Village Rep creates theatre that breaks down the barriers between the performer and the audience. We create for our community, from within our community, working with Charleston's local ensemble of actors and artists.Learn More Download Brochure