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Cleveland Play House Extends Run of The Whipping Man

Posted October 24, 2012 in Press Releases

CLEVELAND, OH (October 24, 2012) – Due to advance audience demand, Cleveland Play House has extended the run of The Whipping Man, a drama by Matthew Lopez and directed by Giovanna Sardelli, for an additional week. Opening on November 2 and originally scheduled to close on November 25, the six added performances begin on Wednesday, November 28 and run through Sunday, December 2, 2012. Regular ticket prices range from $49 to $69, with discounts available for groups of ten or more. Tickets are $15 for all students under the age of 25. For Single Tickets: Call (216) 241-6000, or visit Groups of 10 of more: Call Cosandra Wheeler, (216) 400-7027. The Whipping Man is produced with support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council; promotional support courtesy of Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Mandel Jewish Community Center and Cleveland State University Black Studies Program.

The Whipping Man is an original and thrilling new play about the history of race, religious identity and what it means to be free. It is April, 1865, and the Civil War is drawing to a close. 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. As the three men reunite to celebrate Passover, they uncover a tangle of secrets...ties that bind them together and that, ultimately, could cost each man his freedom.

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