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Historical Drama

The Whipping Man

January 13, 2017 - January 29, 2017

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)


The Civil War is over. Throughout the South, slaves are being freed and soldiers are returning home. In one home, the annual celebration of Passover is celebrated by a young Confederate officer, who has been severely wounded, and two former slaves. However, the pain of enslavement will not be soothed by this tradition. Deeply buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden forever, as the play comes to its thrilling conclusion.

The Podcast

Director Patrick Torres & dramaturg Akiva Fox discuss the show’s history and themes.

Ticket Information

Tickets available now. Buy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111. Group sales will also be available from the box office.

Tickets for The Whipping Man are also available now as part of a City Series membership. Learn more about Season Memberships.

Ticket prices (including taxes):

  • Adults: $24
  • Seniors/Students: $20
  • First Sunday: $15 for all

Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.

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Cast List

Simon
Phillip Bernard Smith
Caleb
Ryan Ladue
John
Chris Helton
Director
Patrick Torres
Playwright
Matthew Lopez

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, January 22 performance at 3pm will be described.