The Whipping Man at Cleveland Play House

Compelling, mesmerizing, poignant, riveting… all of these words describe Cleveland Play House’s exceptional, and very touching, production of Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man.

April 13-15, 1865: The American Civil War has come to a close.  Caleb, a former confederate soldier, has returned to his Richmond, Virginia home to find it nearly destroyed by the war.  His parents have fled, but he does find Simon and John, his family’s former slaves.  What these men discover about their own pasts, and one another, will have you both in awe and in tears.  This is one of the most powerful plays that you will see this year.  It runs through December 2, so be sure to catch it before it ends.

Up next is A Carol for Cleveland (November 30 – December 23), followed by Bell, Book and Candle (January 11 – February 3), The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith (February 15 – March 10), Good People (March 22 – April 14), and Rich Girl (April 12 – May 5).

Cleveland Play House, the nation’s first and longest-running professional theatre company, continues to offer some of the very best professional theatre in the country.  And this year will mark CPH’s 97th season entertaining Greater Cleveland audiences.  For more information about Cleveland Play House, The Whipping Man, or the 2012-2013 Season, please visit the CPH website at  More information about PlayhouseSquare can be found at

– Christopher Musselman

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