PHOTO CALL: Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man Opens Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man Opens Off-Broadway
The Whipping Man, Matthew Lopez's historical drama about a Confederate Jewish solider returning home to his former slaves, who are also Jewish, opened Feb. 1 at New York City Center Stage I.

Here's how the play (which has been seen in regional theatres around the country) is described by MTC: "Three men tied by faith, bound by secrets, at a crossroads — a Jewish Confederate soldier (Wilkison) who has returned from battle, and two former slaves (Braugher and Holland), who were raised as Jews in his household. As the three men reunite to celebrate Passover, they uncover a tangle of secrets that might cost each man his freedom."

Here is the cast, playwright, director and friends on opening night:


Jay Wilkison (of the film "Rabbit Hole") plays the soldier, and Andre Holland (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Brother/Sister Plays) and Emmy Award winner Andre Braugher (TV's "Homicide" and "Men of a Certain Age") are the freed slaves. Doug Hughes directs.


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