The stars of the New York City premiere of Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man, Andre Braugher, Andre Holland and Jay Wilkison, met with the press Dec. 17.
Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs the piece which is set to begin performances Jan. 13, 2011, toward a Feb. 1 opening at MTC's Off-Broadway home at New York City Center – Stage I.
Here's how the play is described by MTC: "April, 1865: the Civil War has ended. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to find his family home in ruins, abandoned by everyone except Simon (Braugher) and John — two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home. As the three men reunite to celebrate Passover, and recall the exodus from Egypt in light of their own new liberties, they uncover a tangle of secrets… ties that bind them together and that, ultimately, might cost each man his freedom."
Here's a look at the press event:
Andre Braugher, Andre Holland and Jay Wilkison of MTC's The Whipping Man Meet the Press