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‘The Whipping Man’ Opens at the IRT, Mar. 5

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By Kelly Young
On behalf of the Indiana Repertory Theatre

Matthew Lopez’s popular Civil War-era play The Whipping Man, which played on Broadway in 2011 and has since spread to many regional theaters, opens at the IRT Mar. 5 and runs through  Mar. 24, 2013.

In the IRT’s powerful production of The Whipping Man, set in Richmond at the close of the Civil War, three Jewish men – one a former Confederate soldier and two his former slaves – struggle with new roles and age-old questions of justice and mercy. As the three men come together, they grapple with their relationship to one another and find their way in a world that has changed forever. Everyone carries scars in this emotionally stirring period drama that binds three men whose world has changed forever.

“The IRT audience likes to reflect on history – and this powerful play not only reflects on history, but reveals how it applies to us in today’s society,” said Janet Allen, artistic director, IRT. “The bold, amazing actors who tell this story will definitely give our audiences something incredible to talk about after seeing this play.”

The Whipping Man, by Matthew Lopez

March 5-24 (full schedule below)

Indiana Repertory Theatre, OneAmerica Stage, 140 W. Washington St.

Tickets are $25-55, prices vary based on day, time and seat selection

For tickets and information, call the IRT ticket office 317-635-5252 or visit http://www.irtlive.com/.

Editor’s Acknowledgment: Baise Communications.

  1. Elizabeth and Moe Whittemore
    March 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Once again you did a GREAT job with the play and the stage layout. Like the way John did the Whipping. Thanks for NOT cutting off Caleb’s leg on stage. Simon was so good. Husband did not like it when Simon broke into singing. He was raised a Catholic and doesn’t care for what he calls a gospel shout. He says that when there is a play with black actors there seems to always be a gospel shout.

    Looking forward to another year of plays. Have already paid for our tickets. We park at Loughmillers, eat dinner, walk to the theatre. Works nicely.

    Elizabeth and Moe Whittemore

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