The Whipping Man: A Provocative Civil War Drama
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in The School for Lies. Adapted from Molière's The Misanthrope, playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of suitors. Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels co-direct this Center Theatre production, in which a saucy siren finally meets her misanthropic match. 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!
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bravura performance - only 3 people throughout the whole play and how did they ever grip us as the drama unfolded. The acting, diction, accents, costumes, props, lighting, every bit of it superb. And in a little neighborhood theater in Seattle. ...continued
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.