The Whipping Man

I received a free ticket to this play (thanks Michael!) and am so glad I got to go.  Though the first act had a leg amputation which caused me to nearly pass out/throw up* this play’s setting and themes (Jewish slave holder at the end of the Civil War, freedom, Passover) were intriguing. The plot twists were handy (That was me who gasped aloud when the big reveal near the end happened) and for a play that dealt with such serious topics, it was frequently funny.  Gavin Gregory, Carter Hudson and Christopher Livingston were all tops in their roles as young slaveholder (Carter Hudson) and freed slaves (Gregory and Livingston).  Also, the set was fabulous, and I wish my camera could do more with low-light settings.

*Really.  I was deep breathing while trying to figure out where, exactly, would be the best place for me to puke.  It took a good 10 minutes into the second act to regain equilibrium.

3 thoughts on “The Whipping Man”

  1. Sounds like it was pretty exhilarating! A theater house near me is showing The Grapes of Wrath and I feel like I should go. I haven't been to a play since we moved away from Hawaii.

  2. That must have been some realistic play. But my mom got a DVD of my dad's recent cataract surgery, so we're not too squeamish in the Ellis family.

  3. It was here for quite awhile, but we did not go see it. As I am so squeamish I cannot even watch Grey's Anatomy without looking away. Sounds like a very compelling evening!

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