Doug Hughes to Direct Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man for Manhattan Theatre Club
The play is set in April, 1865, following the end of The Civil War. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to find his family home in ruins, abandoned by everyone except Simon and John -- two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home. Casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.
Hughes won the Tony Award, among numerous other honors, for Doubt. His many other New York credits include Oleanna, Mauritius, Inherit the Wind, Defiance, Flesh and Blood, and Frozen.