Emmy Nominee Taurean Blacque to Return to Peterborough for THE WHIPPING MAN

Emmy Nominee Taurean Blacque to Return to Peterborough for THE WHIPPING MANStar of the 80s TV show Hill Street Blues and last seen locally in the Peterborough Players 2016 production of Driving Miss Daisy, Taurean Blacque will be returning to Peterborough this summer to open the Players season as "Simon" in the Matthew Lopez drama, The Whipping Man.

An unflinching play about redemption, forgiveness and the lasting scars of slavery, The Whipping Man is the story of Caleb DeLeon, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returning to his home in Richmond at the close of the Civil War 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.

Mr. Blacque is joined by fellow cast members Robert Douglas and Will Howell. The play will be directed by Howard Millman. Millman, Douglas and Blacque worked together in 2014 on a production of The Whipping Man at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe in Sarasota, FL. A show hailed by the press as "one of the finest productions" that the WBTT has ever presented.

Peterborough resident Will Howell joins the cast in the role of "Caleb". Howell, a former Players intern has performed throughout New England and was recognized in 2015 by the Kennedy Center for his role in Keene State College's production of Equus.

The first of 9 shows that the Players will produce during their 13 week Summer Season, The Whipping Man plays June 21-July 2 and is sponsored by People's United Bank. Subscriptions and Flex Passes are on sale now with single tickets going on sale on May 15.

For more information on the Peterborough Players upcoming 2017 Summer Season, call their box office at 603-924-7585 or visit them online at www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

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