The Whipping Man: Matthew Lopez's Civil War Drama
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The last date listed for The Whipping Man was Friday February 17, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati:
- Full Price:
- $40.00 - $44.00
- Our Price:
- $20.00 - $22.00
Winner of London's Olivier Award for Best New Play, this gripping and poetic drama envisions the events that might have taken place the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The fictional reimagining begins on April 3, 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where he encounters a spirited young maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his own destiny and the fate of the very nation he's devoted his life to. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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Great seat for event, then again this venue has no bad seats. Felt lucky to get the Goldstar seat due to event was nearly sold out. Well worth the discounted ticket price. Had intended to see this show anyway but Goldstar price solidified my decision. Looking forward to purchasing future tickets at a discount.
Quotes & Highlights
- "<em>The Whipping Man</em> offers powerful acting in the service of moving storytelling...a memorable performance." --CityBeat (Critic's Pick)
- "Ensemble Theatre, which is enjoying its best-attended season ever, delivers a solid production ... with sensitive, nuanced direction." --<em>Cincinnati Enquirer</em>
It's Passover, 1865. The Civil War has just ended and the annual celebration of freedom from bondage is being observed in Jewish homes across the country. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to find his family home in ruins, abandoned by everyone except Simon and John, two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home. As the three men wait for the family's return, they wrestle with their shared past as master and slave, uncovering a tangle of long-buried family secrets as well as new ones...ties that bind them together and that, ultimately, might cost each man his freedom.
This show contains adult language and themes -- including one scene of explicit physical violence -- and may not be suitable for all audiences.