Civil War Drama, THE WHIPPING MAN, to open Players Summer Season on June 21st
It is April, 1865 and the Civil War is drawing to a close. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to his home in Richmond only to find it in ruins. The house has been abandoned by everyone except Simon and John, two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home. As the three men reunite, they uncover deep-buried secrets... ties that bind them together and that, ultimately, could cost each man his freedom.
An unflinching play about redemption, forgiveness and the lasting scars of slavery.
"EMOTIONALLY POTENT...surreal in the layers of meaning... a quiet force." - The New York Times
The Whipping Man features Taurean Blacque (Driving Miss Daisy, Det. Washington in Hill Street Blues), Robb Douglas and Will Howell. Directed by Howard Millman (Driving Miss Daisy)
?Rated R: Contains Adult Language and Intense Images
The first of 9 shows that the Players will produce during their 13 week Summer Season, The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez plays June 21-July 2 and is sponsored by People's United Bank. Single tickets are $39 and a 6-ticket flex pass can be purchased for $180. Both options are on sale now.