The Whipping Man
February 4 - 26, 2017
by Matthew Lopez
Directed by Sally Wingert
It’s April 1865 and the Civil War is over. Caleb De Leon, a young Jewish Confederate soldier, returns home wounded to find his plantation home burned and looted, and his former slaves Simon and John now freed. As Simon, brought into the Jewish faith by the DeLeon family, prepares a Passover seder, the three men help each other navigate their newfound understandings of family, power and freedom, until the secrets that still bind them start to unravel. Winner of the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award-winning play, The Whipping Man will have Sally Wingert (seen at MJTC in Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Rose, Women Before a Glass, Family Secrets, and 2.5 Minute Ride) at the helm in her directorial debut.
Individual Producers: Steve and Gail Machov.
Producer's Circle: Ann Wynia.
Individual tickets will go on sale January 9.
Meet the Director
Sally Wingert (Director) previously appeared at MJTC in Family Secrets, Woman Before a Glass, 2.5 Minute Ride, and Rose. Other credits include Guthrie Theater, where she has appeared in more than 80 productions since 1985, Theater Latté Da, Mixed Blood Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Park Square Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, Dark and Stormy Productions, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The O'Neill, Yale Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, and American Repertory Theater. She was awarded a 2014 McKnight Fellowship for Theater Artists.