Review: Playhouse's 'Whipping Man' a sobering race drama

By Bob Fischbach / World-Herald staff writer

Playwright Matthew Lopez plows rich dramatic ground in “The Whipping Man,” a sobering slice in the history of American race relations, and the Omaha Community Playhouse’s cast of three strong actors is fully up to working that soil.

The play, which opened in the smaller Howard Drew Theater Oct. 17, finds emotional resonance in focusing on a Jewish Confederate slave-holding family in Richmond, Virginia, at the end of the Civil War. read more

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