THE WHIPPING MAN, a moving drama by Matthew Lopez, will play Actors Theatre of Louisville, January 10 through February 2, 2013.
At the end of the Civil War, a Jewish Confederate soldier returns to find his once-grand home in ruins, occupied only by two of his family's former slaves. Confronted with a changed, uncertain social order, and bound by the history and faith they share, the three men must grapple with their responsibility toward each other and the secrets they hold. The Whipping Man is a moving drama about newfound freedom, the legacy of slavery, redemption and regret.
"Matthew's play is where history ends and life begins," said Associate Artistic Director, Meredith McDonough. She adds, "I'm really interested in the untold story around events and Lopez's play is set in the background of an enormous moment in history. It is a very human story of what freedom means to this family, the responsibilities that come with that and how difficult and complicated that can be."
The Whipping Man will feature a trio of actors all of whom will be making their Actors Theatre debuts; Frankie J. Alvarez as Caleb, Biko Eisen-Martin as John and Michael Genet as Simon.
For tickets, call (502) 584-1205 or go online at www.actorstheatre.org. Show dates and curtain times can vary by day. Call Actors Theatre or go to the website for more information.
SOURCE: Louisville Culture Vulture