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.
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This hip holiday show from Falcon Theater features musicians, actors and marionettes to tell the tale of a grumpy, overworked bachelor determined to stay at home on New Year's Eve and read Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Match Girl -- until a chance encounter changes his life and his view of the season. Created by Tony Award-winning writer Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and the piano-violin-drum trio GrooveLily, Striking 12 makes for a musical celebration of new beginnings. Learn More
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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.
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- "The Whipping Man 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." --Cincinnati Enquirer
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.
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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. We fulfill our mission through our stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich and inspire our audiences.