The Whipping Man
by Matthew Lopez
March 16 - April 1, 2018
 

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 must navigate their new relationships while settling with demons from the past, culminating in a Passover Seder where former master and slaves must decide where honesty and loyalty will lie.

Photo Credit KM2 Creative

Cast

Simon                                                             Derek Livingston

Caleb                                                                       David Kurtz

John                                                          Xavier Donté Brown

Production Staff

Director                                                              Joël R. Scoville

Stage Manager                                                       Kim Glover

Set Design                                                             Chris Davies

Lighting Design                                Raphael Daniels-Devost

Costume Design                                                     Kim Glover

Sound Design                                                        Sandy Stein