Thursday, January 12, 2012

Watch a VIDEO of THE WHIPPING MAN via Plowshares Theatre Company

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Enjoy this video trailer of THE WHIPPING MAN. The show begins performances next week. Click here for tickets.
The Whipping Man trailer
The Whipping Man trailer
A co-production with the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, the play opens for a limited run next Friday, January 20 in The Max M. Fisher's Music Box.


Take a trip to Max M. Fisher Music Box in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. for THE WHIPPING MAN, a gripping drama about the lasting scars of slavery, the power of a shared faith, the secrets that destroy families and the responsibility that comes with freedom. Written by up-and-coming playwright Matthew Lopez, this exciting new play is a refreshing kick-off for 2012.


But don't wait! This limited engagement event is only for two weeks, from January 20 through January 29, 2012. Tickets start at $27.50 for every performance.   


"[The Whipping Man] sparks moments of almost unbearable tension." - The Detroit News


"Anderson stays firmly in control of the highly charged work. " - The Detroit Free Press


"Powerful, thought-provoking" - Encore Michigan


"[The Whipping Man] hits home." - The Rogue Critic


"The acting is superb!" - The New Detroit Monitor


written by Matthew Lopez


April 1865. The Civil War is over. Into the chaos of war-ravaged Richmond, Virginia comes Caleb DeLeon, a severely wounded Confederate officer who is Jewish. He finds his family's home in ruins and abandoned. The only familiar faces left are Simon and John, two former slaves, waiting for the family to return. While they look out  for signs of a return to normality, the three men struggle with their shared past and the reality of the new world they now live in. 


Click here to buy tickets toThe Whipping Man 

or call the Plowshares Theatre  Box Office at (313) 593-0926.

Plowshares Theatre Company | 3663 Woodward Ave. | Suite 150 | Detroit | MI | 48201

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