North Coast Repertory Presents “Ben Butler”

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its wholly live Season 40 by shining a light on a little-known chapter of the Civil War. Written by Richard Strand, “Ben Butler” is part comedy, part history and completely captivating. General Benjamin Butler faces an impossible moral dilemma: follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of American history. It’s a battle of wit and word play as the characters spar with each other over respect, equality and civil rights

David Ellenstein directs Richard Baird, Brian Mackey, Brandon Pierce, and Bruce Turk on North Coast Rep’s mainstage. Audiences will see a full theatrical production with sets by scenic designs by Marty Burnett, light designs by Matt Novotny, costumes by Renetta Lloyd, and prop design by Philip Korth. Aaron Rumley is the stage manager.

“Ben Butler” previews begin Wednesday, October 20. Opening Night is Saturday, October 23 at 8 p.m. It will play Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Friday (Oct. 22), Wednesday (November 3), Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. through November 14.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. Call (858) 481-1055 or visit to purchase tickets.

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