The Whipping Man

February 23  –  March 18, 2012

By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Hana S. Sharif 

Photo: Che Ayende and Josh Landay
Photo by T. Charles Erickson



Photos by T. Charles Erickson

Running time: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

In the aftermath of the Civil War, three men are at a crossroads—a Jewish Confederate soldier who has returned from battle, and two former slaves who were raised as Jews in his household. As the men reunite to celebrate Passover, they uncover a tangle of secrets that might cost each his freedom.

The Whipping Man won the 2011 John Gassner Playwriting Award by the New York Outer Critics Circle.


Scenic Design
Andromache Chalfant

Costume Design
Linda Cho

Lighting Design
Marcus Doshi

Original Music & Sound Design
Broken Chord

Fight Choreographer
Craig Handel

Stephanie Klapper 

Production Stage Manager
Amber Dickerson

Assistant Stage Manager
Robyn M. Zalewski

Production Manager
Bryan T. Holcombe


Josh Landay

Leon Addison Brown

Che Ayende 

Sponsored by

Robinson & Cole

Supported by

Connecticut Commission on Culture & TourismGreater Hartford Arts Council

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