The Whipping Man

by Matthew Lopez

January 2 – February 2, 2014

It is April 1865 and the Civil War has ended. A wounded Jewish Confederate soldier discovers his family home is nearly destroyed and only two former slaves remain. As they reunite to celebrate Passover, the annual holiday of freedom from bondage, they uncover a series of secrets that bind them together but, ultimately, might cost each man his freedom. A compelling, thought-provoking drama.



Taurean Blacque

Robert Douglas

Drew Foster


Creative Team

Timothy Beltley

Richard Cannon

Matthew Lopez - Playwright

Howard Millman - Director

James Sale

Reviews and Interviews

Whipping Man: Radio Interview with Howard and Drew (actual interview starts at 22:51)

Bradenton Herald: Sarasota production of 'The Whipping Man' scores

THEATER REVIEW: 'The Whipping Man'

PREVIEW: 'The Whipping Man' reveals itself in layers