Reader's Theater presents "Ben Butler" by Richard Strand

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Prosser Public Library
Community Room

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A combination of comedy, biography, and historical drama, Ben Butler takes a thought-provoking look at a key decision in the Civil War and explores the timeless questions surrounding social conscience, individual responsibility, and the politics of race in America. 
“[BEN BUTLER is] part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once…Just call it splendid…The beauty of the script…is how it approaches thorny topics. In short, it’s a hoot. Rather than dry exposition or long-winded discussions, these men use wordplay that is by turns sarcastic, droll and witty…[Strand’s] comic voice is…clever without being glib, meaningful without being pretentious. It’s a funny and impressive mixture.” —The New York Times. 

“…simultaneously thought-provoking and sidesplitting.” —TheaterMania.com. 

“…an extraordinary, artful script…spirited, intense, often humorous dialogue makes this show completely captivating…a significant piece of theater and a timeless exploration of social conscience and individual responsibility.” —BroadwayWorld.com.

Prosser Public Library continues with its series of dramatic play readings by the Reader’s Theater, founded by Myron Gubitz.  Featuring area actors,  this series is directed by Anne Cassady and Richard Kamins.  The group has performed dramatic play readings at Prosser since 2008, bringing exciting, dramatic, touching  and humorous live theater to our audiences.  Registration is appreciated.

Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Carol Lennig
(860) 243-9721 ext. 3558

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