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The Whipping Man 

When: Sun., Feb. 10, 3 p.m., Fri., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Fri., March 1, 7:30 p.m., Sat., March 2, 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 3, 3 p.m., Thu., March 7, 7:30 p.m., Fri., March 8, 7:30 p.m., Sat., March 9, 7:30 p.m., Thu., March 14, 7:30 p.m., Fri., March 15, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., March 16, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Phone: (843) 856-1579
Price: $30, $27/senior, $20/student
Charleston is heaven for history buffs, especially Southern history buffs. And Southern history is exactly what The Whipping Man play offers — with a slight twist. Presented by the Village Repertory Co., this play won the 2011 John Gassner Playwriting Award from the New York Outer Critics Circle and centers on the events surrounding General Lee’s surrender on April 9, 1865. During this turbulent time, as the Civil War is ending, a Jewish Confederate soldier meets two former slaves from his own household, who were also raised Jewish. When they celebrate Passover together, secrets come out. Since the show’s being performed in the historic Woolfe Street Playhouse, which used to be a meatpacking warehouse, we can’t think of any better way to appease your inner history nerd.
— Emily Taylor


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