The Whipping Man

In the last days of the Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier returns to find only two former slaves in the shambles of the mansion they all called home. As the three men cautiously begin celebrating Passover, secrets come to light that batter their trust and force them to come to terms with their past, present, and future.

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Matthew Lopez

is a playwright and screenwriter originally from Florida and a graduate of the University of South Florida. Born to self-described “Civil War buffs,” The Whipping Man was Lopez’s first playwriting hit, first produced in 2006 at Luna Stage in New Jersey. Lopez is currently a playwriting fellow at New York Theatre Workshop and has been commissioned by regional theaters including Roundabout Theatre Company and the Old Globe in San Diego. His other plays includeSomewhere (2011), The Sentinels(2011), and The Legend of Georgia McBride (2014). Lopez was also recently a writer for the Aaron Sorkin-led television show “The Newsroom.”

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