The Whipping Man
Performed March 16 – April 8, 2012 at Spencer Theatre. Written by Matthew Lopez, Directed by Eric Rosen
Fresh from its extended New York debut comes an extraordinary new work that is rooted in the largely unknown but true history of Jewish slaveholders in the South. The Whipping Man is a powerful exploration of lives that come unraveled as the devastation of slavery is revealed in the wake of the Emancipation Proclamation. Described as “emotionally potent” by The New York Times, The Whipping Man is one of the most original and thrilling news plays about the history of race, religious identity and what it means to be free.
Appropriate for high school and up.
Sun(Mar 18, 7pm-9pm; Mar 25 & Apr 1, 2pm-9pm; Apr 8, 2pm-4pm)
Tue(Mar 20 & Mar 27, 7pm-9pm)
Wed(Mar 21, 28 & Apr 4, 7pm-9pm)
Thur(Mar 22, 7pm-9pm; Apr 5, 7pm-9pm)
Fri(Mar 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 8pm)
Sat(Mar17, 8pm-10pm, Mar 24, 31,2pm-10pm,Apr7,3pm-10pm