The Whipping Man
by Matthew Lopez
directed by Seret Scott
with Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber
Richmond, April 1865. A wounded Jewish confederate soldier returns to his family home that now stands ruined and abandoned – except for two former slaves also raised in the Jewish faith. As the three men share an improvised Seder to mark Passover, they discover that, though they are no longer tied by ownership, they remain bound by faith, history and long-buried secrets.
“Haunting immediacy; emotionally potent” –The New York Times
The Whipping Man is recommended for mature audiences due to strong language and a scene of explicit physical trauma.
The Whipping Man is this year's Book Club Selection. Learn more about the program