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Theater J at Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
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"The Whipping Man"
72 ratings
4.6 average rating
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29 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 22 2012

This powerful drama had me on the edge of my seat. The play has an interesting historical context but it's the personal stories of the 3 characters, one white "master" and two slaves, that really grabbed me. Superb acting and great staging with...continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 25 2012

Definitely a play worth seeing, but not for the squeamish (there's a fairly graphic scene involving a leg amputation). More importantly, the play raises some fascinating issues about the meaning of slavery, the meaning of freedom, and the the...continued

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5 reviews
16 stars
attended May 09 2012

Very good play and great acting! Standing ovation. Very interesting subject that I hadn't focused on before.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A cause for celebration. Mathew Lopez has come as close as any author could to producing a microcosm of the genesis of a wide range of today’s Black American males.”  —_Talkin’ Broadway _


Written by Matthew Lopez

Directed by Jennifer Nelson

Featuring Mark Hairston, Alexander Strain and David Emerson Toney

Matthew Lopez’s play The Whipping Man was recently staged to critical acclaim at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Mr. Lopez’s work has also been developed at the McCarter Theatre, The New Group, Ars Nova and The Lark Play Development Center. Other plays include Tio Pepe (Summer Play Festival 2008), Reverberation, and Zoey’s Perfect Wedding. He is a current member of the Ars Nova Writers’ Group and an artist-in-residence at the Old Globe Theatre.

This production employs atmospheric fog and strobe lights.

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