The Whipping Man

THE WHIPPING MAN
by Matthew Lopez

WINNER – 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award
NOMINEE –  2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best New Play

January 12 – 22, 2017
The Krevsky Center 513 Hurlock Street Harrisburg, PA 17110

THE STORY: It is April, 1865. The Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Into the chaos of war-torn Richmond comes Caleb DeLeon, a young Confederate officer who has been severely wounded. He finds his family’s home in ruins and abandoned, save for two former slaves, Simon and John, who wait in the empty house for the family’s return. As the three men wait for signs of life to return to the city, they wrestle with their shared past, the bitter irony of Jewish slave-owning and the reality of the new world in which they find themselves. The sun sets on the last night of Passover and Simon – having adopted the religion of his masters – prepares a humble Seder to observe the ancient celebration of the freeing of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt, noting with particular satisfaction the parallels to their current situation. But the pain of their enslavement will not be soothed by this tradition, and deep-buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden forever as the play comes to its shocking climax.

“EMOTIONALLY POTENT…surreal in the layers of meaning… a quiet force…We are in the hands of a playwright who wants to mess with our viscera.”

– The New York Times

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PERFORMANCES

Thursday, January 12           7:30pm
Friday, January 13                 8:00pm
Saturday, January 14            8:00pm
Sunday, January 15               2:00pm
Wednesday, January 18      7:30pm
Thursday, January 19          7:30pm
Friday, January 20                8:00pm
Saturday, January 21           8:00pm
Sunday, January 22              2:00pm

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