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Manhattan Theatre Club

The Whipping Man

  • MTC Stage I at City Center
  • Jan 13 - Apr 10, 2011
  • $80

  • Overview

    New York Premiere
    By Matthew Lopez
    Directed by Doug Hughes
    with André Braugher, André Holland and Jay Wilkison

    Three men tied by faith, bound by secrets.

    See two-time Emmy® Award winner André Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” “Homicide”), alongside André Holland (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone) and Jay Wilkison (Rent, Rabbit Hole), in the New York debut of Matthew Lopez’s fascinating new play. Tony Award® winner Doug Hughes (The Royal Family, Doubt) returns to MTC to direct this extraordinary tale of loyalty, deceit and deliverance.

    Three men are at a crossroads—a Jewish Confederate soldier who has returned from battle, and two former slaves, 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.

    Running Time
    Approx. 2 hours including a 15min intermission.

    Beginning Mar 16, Wed evening performances of The Whipping Man will begin at 7pm.

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