The Whipping Man: A Provocative Civil War Drama
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The last date listed for The Whipping Man was Wednesday April 24, 2013 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Jewell Mainstage at Taproot Theatre Company:
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Family, friendship and faith are all put to the test in this touching, humorous story inspired by the Old Testament's Book of Ruth. Written by award-winning playwright John Walch, In the Book of centers around Army lieutenant Naomi Watkins as she returns stateside and opens her Mississippi home to faithful friend and Afghan translator, Anisah. When Anisah's visa is called into question, the whole town becomes embroiled in a political and ideological battle over this suspicious stranger. Will Naomi's act of kindness kindle a new war on her home front? Learn More
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Featured review from Mary RyanRed Velvet
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The Whipping Man was profoundly memorable evoking layers of deep emotions for me. There were so many issues being dealt with in this play to ponder that I plan on seeing it again. Absolutely amazingly crafted by everyone at Taproot. The performances by the three actors were so mesmerizing; especially Simon. Bravo!
By Matthew Lopez
Can loyalty and freedom coexist? A Jewish Confederate soldier returns from war to his house in shambles. Two former slaves greet him, one who stayed and one who is returning. As they observe Passover and remember the Jewish exodus from Egypt, their shared pasts and secrets threaten the freedom of all three men.
This play is set within the reality of wartime suffering. It contains profane language and vivid descriptions of war and slavery. Recommended for ages 16 and over.