The Whipping Man is set in a crumbling home in Richmond, VA, in the days following the end of the Civil War. The day Lee surrendered to Grant was the first day of Passover in 1865, and the play takes place during the middle of that period. The house was once the grand home of the DeLeons, an influential, Jewish, southern family. Their slaves adopted their faith as well, and those former slaves and self-identified Jews celebrate the historic freeing of the Hebrews from captivity, they are forced to face their own contradictions. This play is about captives confronting their captors, and the realization that with free will comes responsibilities which far outreach anyone's comprehension.
Saturday May 28 & June 4 at 4:30pm.
This production is part of breedingground's Spring Fever Festival.