Freedom and faith at the center of The Whipping Man at Virginia Stage

by | Mar 1, 2013 | What’s Happening

through March 17

A gripping tale about the value of faith, the costs of freedom and the South at the close of the Civil War, Matthew Lopez’ The Whipping Man is now being performed at Virginia Stage Company. It is a co-production with Marin Theatre Company of Mill Valley, Calif.

War-ruined Richmond, Passover, 1865—Soldier Caleb, raised a devout Jew, returns home disillusioned and faithless as the annual celebration of freedom from bondage is celebrated in Jewish homes across the country. While Caleb and his family’s former slaves work to rebuild their lives and restore their shared faith, secrets threaten their new-found freedom.

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 800-982-2787, at any Ticketmaster outlet, at the VSC box office, or online at Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling 757-627- 6988 ext. 358. Regular performances run Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wed./Thur./Fri. at 8 pm, Saturdays at 4 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm through March 17, 2013. Tickets range $25–$50.