The-Whipping-Man (Medium)

The Whipping Man

Tensions run high as Caleb de Leon, a young Jewish Confederate soldier, celebrates Passover with his family’s newly-freed slaves in the de Leons’ crumbling antebellum mansion. This gripping drama explores a little-known aspect of the Civil War, unearthing dark family secrets on the way to a shocking climax.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Aaron Jennings as John
Charlie Robinson as Simon
Mark Jude Sullivan as Caleb

Original music includes excerpts from “Letting Go” and “Lamentation,” written by Chelsea Marie Davis and Ana Sanchez and performed by Chelsea Marie Davis.

Includes an interview with Robert N. Rosen, author of The Jewish Confederates.

Directed by Judyann Elder. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in July of 2015.

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