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.
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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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One of the most poignant plays we've seen in a long time, and we go to a lot of plays! Although all three actors were spot on, William Hall Jr., who played Simon, was especially riveting. The script was innovative and thought provoking,...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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Taproot Theatre Company
Taproot Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by six friends, five of them graduates from Seattle Pacific University. From its humble beginnings as a touring group, the company has now become one of Seattle’s largest mid-size theatre companies. Today, Taproot Theatre serves over 150,000 people annually throughout the Pacific Northwest with a full Mainstage season, touring programs and Acting Studio.