The Whipping Man

April 16, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Rd., Newark, DE 19716

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    The Civil War is over; the Confederacy has fallen. On the eve of Passover, Caleb, a young Jewish Rebel soldier with a bullet still lodged in his leg, returns to his half-destroyed Virginia home and his family’s former slaves, Simon and John. As the three men wait for others to arrive, they struggle with the new reality of a defeated south, emancipated slaves, and the strange irony of Jewish families being slave owners. As they prepare a simple Seder, long-buried secrets from the past emerge in a dramatic and shocking climax.

    Written by Matthew Lopez
    Directed by Steve Tague

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