**** Highly Recommended **** First of all, “Butler” is not about a servant in the White House or anywhere else. Actually, the “Butler” in the title is Benjamin Franklin Butler, a Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War. Playwright Richard Strand took a single line in Butler’s bio and turned it into a fascinating, funny and entertaining play. Since “Butler” kept my attention riveted on the stage, I give it 4 Spotlights.
“Butler” runs through April 17th at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. Running time is about 2 hours with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:00 and 7:30 pm; Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:30 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets range from $25-$79. Parking is free. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.
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