Events downtown

Oct 11

Ben Butler Portland Stage | 25 Forest Ave. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event website

“…Part comedy, part historical drama and part biography… by turns sarcastic, droll and witty.” — NY Times

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 true occurrences that happened to General Benjamin Butler who graduated from Colby College in Maine in 1838, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1840. During part of the Civil War, he commanded Fort Monroe.